Why Do We Need the National Gallery?
Added: May 2, 2016
More than 30,000 people attended celebrations of the 220th anniversary of the foundation of the National Gallery in Prague. What is preventing the NG from always being such a draw? What is “national” about it? Does anybody believe any more that “the spirit of the nation can be elevated through works of art”? And do we have any need whatever for a large state art gallery?