As collecting institutions, museums were born from the imperial charge to amass objects from subjugated worlds. Today this fraught history can be overshadowed by our attachment to the mission of keeping artworks safe in perpetuity for the public good. Thus acts of accumulation are always accompanied by acts of forgetting, revision, and recollection.
Arnold H. Crane
Walker Evans Dining Area, Old Lyme, November ’68, 1968-69
Gelatin silver print
11 x 14 inches
Image courtesy of Krannert Art Museum
My Golden Yesterdays
Oil on panel