Should an art museum teach, and if so, how and what? Should it entertain? Is it a community center?
Brian Allen is the art critic for National Review. He directed the museum division of the New-York Historical Society (2013-15) and the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, in Andover, Massachusetts (2004-13).
Articles by Brian Allen
Mystic cords of memory.
Two British museums are remembering the Great War’s centenary.
A new exhibit asks what Americans knew about the Holocaust.
Washington has a new Museum of the Bible.
It's time to reexamine Thomas Cole.
Visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture.