May 22, 2019
An art dealer worries that large donations by collectors and gallery owners are influencing what works museums display.
Source : The New York Times
Mar 12, 2019
With storage spaces filled with works that may never be shown, some museums are rethinking the way they collect art, and at least one is ranking what it owns.
Source : Robin Pogrebin
Sep 18, 2017
Collectors and museums interact in myriad ways, some more obvious than others. Institutions may be where collectors receive their first aesthetic educations, and collectors’ names often accompany the wall text as the donors of the pieces on view. Sitting on museum boards, collectors often guide major institutions, support them financially, and help plan annual benefits.
On rare occasions, however, when museums deaccession works, collectors can buy pieces directly from them. On October 10, for example, Christie’s will hold a sale to deaccession some of the duplicate photographs in MoMA’s own collection. It’s both an opportunity to purchase works once held by one of th ...