Prelude to Hide/Speak – The New York Symposium

The Washington Post was there on Wednesday night at the New York Public Library to cover the curators of HIDE/SEEK and the director of the National Portrait Gallery meeting the New York art world. “It wasn’t a friendly room.” That’s a salient pull-quote Philip Kennicott’s piece. As is “We have a parent institution” and “Sometimes you don’t get what you want” from NPG director, Michael Sullivan. To which members of the audience essentially shot back, “fight harder.”

A fitting prelude to the DCJCC discussion with HIDE/SEEK co-curator, David C. Ward on Monday night…