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Museums Now, Pt. 1

Michael Rush inaugurates his occasional series on issues facing museums in these first years of the twenty-first century. Part 1 grapples with the complex subject of deaccessioning, or selling art from a collection for purposes other than buying more art. Guests Judith H. Dobrzynski, former business and culture writer for The New York Times, for which she contributed this op-ed piece on deaccessioning, and the mind behind Real Clear Arts; Charles Desmarais, Deputy Director for Art at the Brooklyn Museum; and Eleanor Heartney, author and critic, debate key issues on the slippery slope of selling art for profit (35 minutes).


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Artists in conversation and debate with host Michael Rush, Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. In addition to his career as a museum director, he is an award winning curator, and widely published author and critic. He was Director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University from 2005-2009, and Director of the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art from 2000-2004.