It felt important to visit the Newseum 10 years ago, when every journalist I knew still believed great reporting would always win. Now, in the wake of its recent closure, the delusory nature of that kind of thinking doesn’t get any more obvious.
The next time you find yourself hate-reading a fawning profile of a photogenic young Brooklyn potter whose hot-pink-rimmed wares are transforming the “stuffy world of ceramics into a cool new craft” (or something to that effect), navigate yourself away from there, and instead visit the website of the Museum of Contemporary Craft.
The Museum of Biblical Art’s (MOBIA) trustees announced today that when its current exhibition of Donatello sculptures closes in June, the museum will shut down.
As interests shift and funding dwindles, it can be hard to keep a museum open. And after a museum ends its run and its building is shuttered, what happens to the collections?
As the storm approaches, here’s a helpful list of what New York-area museums will be closed for the big storm on Saturday and Sunday we are receiving word that almost ALL New York museums will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. We highly advise people to not attempt to visit the city’s museums during this weekend’s hurricane.