Transparency Test: Iran v. Orange County
The good news: Tehran Bureau, the independent Iranian news site, is back online this morning after being censored much of yesterday. The bad news: When you click on the the "Collection Online" link of the Orange County Museum of Art site, it returns you to the logo animation—and then the home page. (In case you've missed it, OCMA director Dennis Szakacs has sold 18 California plein air paintings to a private collector at a steep discount and is taking a bit of heat for it. One of the sold paintings, William Wendt's Spring in the Canyon, was considered such a key work that it appears in the Collection Online button.)
As always the OC is behind the times, even when it was about overrated childish nonsense. Catching up to something that never should have been. Desperate to bring in those with money, over young people, and why museum ages keep on going up, and attendance down. Its irrelevant nonsense.
But at least I hope they will still have the Diebenkorn show, they have had very few shows worth going down to see. This one should be well worth it.
art collegia delenda est