Skip to main content

Posts

Featured

Exit Through the Grift Shop

The Washington Post is reporting that Donald Trump "has told supporters he wants to raise $2 billion" for  his planned presidential library and museum in Florida. That would be by far the most expensive cultural complex in the state (the PĂ©rez Art Museum Miami's Herzog & de Meuron building was $131 million). The outlay would be comparable to that of the Getty Center plus Zumthor-LACMA (with ample allowances for inflation and overruns). Two billion is roughly twice the amount spent, or planned to be spent, for the Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush 41, Clinton, Bush 43, and Obama libraries combined . The Post  quotes two unnamed Trump fundraisers, each acknowledging that a $2 billion Trump library is essentially impossible. "I thought to myself, what is this alternative fantasy life you're living?" said one fundraiser. "I have no clue where they think they'll get this money raised. Anyone who gives to him will be radioactive." (At top, the

Latest Posts

George Lucas Eyes a Famous Diego Rivera

The War On Aura

LACMA Buys a Calida Rawles

Museums Are at Back of the Line for COVID Relief

Academy Museum Moves Opening to September 2021

Slow Vaccine Rollout Takes a Bite Out of Reopening

MOLAA Says It Isn't Broke, Is Shopping for Kahlo & Basquiat

Where Is the Lucas Collection Going?

Cyber Monday Pick: Jurassic Swag

Burton Fredericksen's "The Burdens of Wealth"