Art Dirt: The Menil, The Broad, and the Rise of Private Museums

by Glasstire May 9, 2021
The Broad art museum in Los Angeles

The Broad

Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss the proliferation of private museums in the U.S.

“Nowadays, museums are trying to figure out what the public wants and will show up for, and there’s a kind of need for the spectacular. These private museums have the money and the means to make those shows happen in a way public museums don’t.” 

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The New Yorker: The Rise of the Private Art “Museum”
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NY Times: Private Collectors Get Into the Museum Business
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Sophie Kalle: Art and Soul: The Rise of Private Museums
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