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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #11)

Wed May 23, 2012, 02:41 AM

15. Unfortunately, some of them were not so nice to their workers.

There were those, of course, who truly wanted Americans to have exposure to the arts and helped start museums with that purpose in mind. Others gave their money to the arts, started museums with large endowments, but were SOBs when it came to business practices.

In art philanthropy, getting your name on a museum was your way of buying immortality. They had to money to buy everything else, except that, so this was their way of giving it a shot.

Don't get me wrong. I love that we have the art we have because of them. But their motives and their other practices weren't that terrific...

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