William Poundstone Weighs Alternatives to the M Word

Just Louvre, please.

Have recent museum shakeups begun to besmirch the once-coveted title of “Museum?” itself? ArtInfo Blogger William Poundstone sees a trend, noting that “at least two incipient L.A. museums are avoiding the M word”. Both the the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in LACMA West, and a proposed gay and lesbian museum are considering alternative labels. Poundstone weighs weak alternates like “library” (too much shooshing), and “gallery” (seems like everything’s for sale), but says ““curate” has become an all-purpose verb for anything.”

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