Please write a 1000-word response to the film Art of the Steal, which we screened in class.
Questions you may want to consider include: What do you think of the decision to move Barnes’ private collection to a public museum? Should the preservation and display of the work come at the cost of the collector’s stated intentions?
Who should get to claim ownership over artistic/cultural objects: the collector, the artist, the artist/collector’s estate, the public, or the local or federal government? What role do you think art collections — public or private — play or should play within society?