A new report by the museum names the “art collectors, connoisseurs, donors, and founders of museums and galleries across Britain” who benefitted from enslavement.
Titian was, as the great English poet Geoffrey Chaucer would put it, a ‘man’s man,’ accustomed to showing off his posturing pride.
Young Bomberg and the Old Masters, presented in a finite form, could have been so much bigger, more ambitious, and more intellectually adventurous.
Leonardo’s “Virgin” meets virtual reality — simpleminded in the extreme.
Is it fair to use contemporary standards to judge a man who died 116 years ago?
After 27 educators were dismissed from the National Gallery in London, they launched a crowd-funded legal effort to combat the precarity of such unstable employment, backed by vocal support from the UK’s Labour Party.
The decision signals a shift in sponsorship patterns for cultural institutions.