Today’s architectural post- traumatic-stress syndrome—call it Bilbao Fatigue—was brought on by a glut of increasingly outré museums calculated to attract media attention, rather than enhance understanding of art. Copious evidence confirms the folly of overspending spurred by the premise that extravagant museum expansions will pay for themselves with increased attendance and tourism revenues.
March 20, 2008
Good piece in Architectural Record called "Debunking a myth about museums that pay for themselves." A snippet:
Posted by Guy Hermann