Friday, September 3, 2010

Tom Wesselmann coming to the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal


It is a good thing I read the fine print. According to Steven Rosen of Cincinnati's City Beat (their equivalent of the Montreal Mirror) we're going to be getting a major retrospective on the art of Tom Wesselmann. My guess would be fall 2011 or winter 2012.

But what a difference a museum director makes. With the previous director, Guy Cogeval, the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal collaborated on major retrospectives with other museums like The Hermitage and the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Now it does deals with places (no dis-respect intended) like the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (did you know that Cincinnati isn't even the largest town in Ohio? And Richmond isn't the largest town in Virginia, either)