Sculpting museums

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.

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April 20, 2017 19:30
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Israel Museum in Jerusalem

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

 
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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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