Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Can you have too many great Guggenheim galleries? | Art and design | The Guardian

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Can you have too many great Guggenheim galleries? | Art and design | The Guardian: "Hasn't the Guggenheim heard that the world has changed? At a time of waning American empire and feeble global capitalism, the New York museum is flying a solitary flag of expansion. Its franchises around the world, from Berlin to – coming soon – Abu Dhabi, have earned it an image as the Starbucks of museums. Now yet another is to be created, in a nature reserve in northern Spain, and you may well ask: has the Guggenheim stretched its collections and curatorial imagination too thin?"