On the other hand, I was less than thrilled with Conversations, a brilliant curatorial idea lost in the execution. Six artists toured the museum’s catacombs and designed work that incorporated the found treasures.
Megan and I were looking forward to it — a dangerous position. We didn’t feel it was worth the price of parking ($6) and museum entrance ($9 a person) — although the shell collection upstairs made up for it. Paul McCarthy’s model ship photos and sculptures clearly drove the show. The other projects work in conversation much better than in reality: the problem is the potential.