Tuesday, January 25, 2011

More on the Jersey City Museum

The Jersey City Museum Shuttered
The Star Ledger finally broke some old news: The Jersey City Museum is in trouble. The Jersey City Independent had a detailed report on the museum last September. I blogged about it even earlier, as did Paddy Johnson (Art Fag City) in an excellent piece of investigative journalism. But the power of the Ledger has focused more attention on this tragedy. Paddy Johnson has another post on it today, as does Hrag Vartanian (Hyperallergic). Even the Los Angeles Times weighed in with a link to the Star Ledger article. The Jersey City Reporter only has a few paragraphs, more like a blog link, probably because they recently fired their only real reporter, Ricardo Kaulessar — more bad news for Jersey City.

The building was a mistake to begin with. They should convert it into an art incubator and move the Museum somewhere else -- somewhere cheaper.  I have nothing more to add.

UPDATE: Add WNYC News to the mix.

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