Museums Shooting Blanks

This was a really interesting article about how the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York got it wrong in a current exhibit on criminals. Bruce Chadwick, who wrote the article, claims that the exhibit was intended to make a connection between criminals and the Hollywood and black and white crime movies. This exhibit displays 166 years of crime in it’s photos but does not lay out the connection for guests.

The lack of connection…is it because the curators at an art museum are not well equipped to tell historical narratives in the way that the exhibit is installed?

I also think it might be interesting exhibit to visit while we’re in NY

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