The Easel

Archives: Andrew Goldstein

8th August 2017

Philippe de Montebello on How the Metropolitan Museum of Art Can Reclaim Its Glory

De Montebello mulls over ructions at his former institution and advocates that it – and perhaps other museums – follow a non-populist role for museums. As director “I concern myself with the very long term. It’s a fiction that everyone loves contemporary art …the contemporary art world is a very small world. Something is trending? Museums shouldn’t be trending! They should set trends.”