Friday, September 11, 2009

A bag over the head of the National Portrait Gallery

Best analysis I've seen of the apparent shutting down of the National Portrait Gallery was heard rather than seen: Robert Enright on As It Happens Thursday evening. (It's on part 2 of the audio available here).

Director Lily Koltun is gone, but the portrait gallery website is still live today. The portrait opposite, of lawyer and politician Edward Blake by Wyly Grier, is from its recent acquistions section. I don't think I had ever seen it before. Maybe I never will, not as paint and canvas on a wall.
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