Former Getty Director Michael Brand Heads to Aga Khan Museum

TORONTO. Michael Brand, the former J. Paul Getty Museum director who stepped down at the Los Angeles institution earlier this year, has been appointed to a consultancy post at the Aga Khan Development Network, a global Islamic charitable foundation that is currently building an Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. According to sources with knowledge of…

The Guggenheim Bull-bao and the Art of Bullfighting

Should bullfighting be banned in Spain? Activists recently protested at the Guggenheim Bilbao, while in Navarre a bull leapt into the crowd injuring spectators – an episode similar to one portrayed by Goya in his 1815-16 etching series “The Art of Bullfighting.”

MoMA’s Quest for Relevance

MoMA’s new installation of its post-1960 collection seeks relevance in current affairs, but for the institition to advance it must look beyond the United States and Europe and extend its intellectual purview to Asia, India, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. To neglect to do so is a form of cultural trade protectionism that will leave the museum behind the great globalist trend of the 21st century.