Rogues' Gallery: The Secret History of the Moguls and the Money That Made the Metropolitan Museum

by Michael Gross

Hardcover, 2009




New York : Broadway Books, c2009.


Filled with the juicy details of the lives of the powerful players who made the Metropolitan Museum of Art what it is today, "Rogue's Gallery" delivers the unauthorized history of America's wealthiest and arguably the world's greatest art museum.

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LibraryThing member delphica
Oh, this was so limp. It's a look at the history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with a focus on some of the individuals who were key influences on the Museum and its collection at various points from its founding to more contemporary times. It's not a bad premise, but I hated the simpering tone that ran through it and always seemed to be saying "OMG! Rich people! Behaving badly! Quelle surprise!" The writing was fairly weak as well. Reading it was like having a long conversation with the author while he insisted upon talking behind his hand the entire time for effect. Poor effect, I would say.… (more)



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