It’s not often that a museum gets to directly respond to front-page, bolded-headline media coverage with an exhibition that both nourishes the public’s curiosity about the reported phenomenon and expands the perception of it as well. Deliberately or otherwise, Neue Galerie couldn’t have timed it better. The Manhattan-based museum of German and Austrian art is currently hosting Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937, the first US exhibition dedicated to the topic of “degenerate art” since a 1991 show at LACMA.
oston’s Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) has significantly expanded its practice of lending out marquee artworks in its collection for profit, according to the Boston Globe. The paper reported that a number of masterpieces from the MFA’s collection, including Claude Monet’s “Grainstack (Sunset)” (1891), Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Dance at Bougival” (1883), and Vincent van Gogh’s “Postman Joseph Roulin” (1888), are spending more and more time on the road.