How To Retain Artworks In The Public Sphere?

“With art, money talks. Now it’s talking again, with perhaps [Philadelphia’s] greatest work of American art, Thomas Eakins’ The Gross Clinic, sold Nov. 10 by Thomas Jefferson University for $68 million. In the midst of the controversy over the sale and the local effort to raise $68 million by next Tuesday to match the price being paid by an Arkansas museum and the National Gallery, the questions are again being raised: What other works of art are at risk of sale or removal? What, if anything, can be done to stanch an outflow?”