Associated Press

Do Museums Sell Respectability?

The art world oozes glamour and, more importantly, money. Rhonda Lieberman joins host Krys Boyd to discuss her views that art philanthropy can invite unsavory business ties, which museums must court in order to fund their institutions. Her article, “Painting Over the Dirty Truth” appears in The New Republic.  

Update: Since this episode aired, Lieberman sent along a clarification on her response to a question about 20 minutes into the show about how museums began to rely more on private philanthropy:

“Philip Morris donated to Senator Jesse Helms, and gave even more to vulnerable arts organizations – thus funding both sides of the culture war.”