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Sculpting museums

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April 20, 2017 19:30

In his book 'The Exhibitionist: Living Museums, Loving Museums,' provides significant insight into the work of the people who make museums and art institutions what they really are.

Israel Museum in Jerusalem

The entrance pavilion at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

I admit with some embarrassment that Karl Katz’s name was unknown to me before I read his book The Exhibitionist: Living Museums, Loving Museums.

Katz played a pivotal role in creating many museums I have visited – the Israel Museum, Tower of David Museum and Beit Hatfutsot in Israel, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Jewish Museum and the International Center for Photography in New York City – and several I haven’t visited, such as the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles and the P.T. Barnum Museum in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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