Brooklyn Museum: Art Venue Or Amusement Park?

No question about it, Lance Esplund writes, Arnold Lehman has transformed the Brooklyn Museum and lured huge crowds. But at what cost? “What is present at the Brooklyn Museum is a belief in the power of art as entertainment and attraction. Mr. Lehman obviously knows what the public wants, and he is giving it to them. What is missing at the Brooklyn Museum is a faith in the public and in the power of art.”