Friday, April 06, 2007

Right on, Target

Ever since I got home from the C's conference in New York, I have wanted to thank Target stores for their generous (probably tax deductible) support of the weekly free admission time, Fridays 4-8 p.m. at the Museum of Modern Art around the corner from the Hilton.

I hadn't been to MOMA in 30 years and was pleased to find old favorites, such as Van Gogh's "Starry Night" (the verison with the crescent moon), and sad to not find Picasso's "Guernica" which went back to Spain om 1981. According to Wikipedia, the transfer of the painting was disputed:

However, MOMA were reluctant to give up one of their greatest treasures and argued that a constitutional monarchy did not represent the republic that had been stipulated in Picasso's will as a condition for the painting's return. Under great pressure from a number of observers, MOMA finally ceded the painting to Spain in 1981.

What an interesting juxtaposition of images. What does this tell us about America?



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