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Making the Mummies Dance No Museum In The World Is Like The Metropolitan Museum Of Art And No Man Has Ever Run It, Or Revolutionized It, Quite Like Thomas Hoving In A Decade, Hoving Changed Almost Everything People Had Grown Accustomed To From The Met, Shaking The Institution Out Of Royal Repose And Transforming It Into The Most Vital Cultural Presence In The Country Now, The Irrepressible Former Director Delivers A Fearless Account Of His Life At The Pinnacle Of The Art World A Modern Vanity Fair, A True Story Of Masterpieces And Money, Society And Scandal, Intrigue And International Theft The Met Is Than A Dazzling Art Showplace The Museum Is A Vibrant If Quietly Influential Community, Inhabited And Run By Singular Sorts Of People Trustees And Curators, Connoisseurs And Conservators It Is Steeped In History And Tradition And Seems To Move In A Serene And Elegant World Of Impeccable Manners And The Finest Taste Behind The Proper Social Veneers And Pristine Marble Galleries, Hoving Reveals The Cutthroat Precincts Where The Real Business Of The Met Is Carried Out From Seducing Important Patrons Like Robert Lehman, Nelson Rockefeller, Walter Annenberg, And Brooke Astor To Spiriting Ancient Treasures Across International Borders From Striking Secret Agreements With The World S Most Powerful Dealers To Sidestepping Rivals From Securing Blockbuster Exhibitions, Like Tut And The Glory Of Russian Costume, To Seizing The Most Phenomenal Velazquez Portrait, Hoving Shares Not Only The Nimbleness And Brashness That Made Him So Effective, But Also The Zeal And Passion That Made The Met So Exciting Making The Mummies Dance Is Told In The Head On, Even Naughty, Way That Is Trademark Hoving This Is An Important, Shocking Museum Story And An Unforgettable Tale Of Power Struggles And One Upmanship, Fame, Big Money, And, Of Course, Great Art


10 thoughts on “Making the Mummies Dance

  1. says:

    That was a craaaazy read most of the time I did not even believe I was reading non fiction Wow, insane.


  2. says:

    When I was a wide eyed sixteen year old aspiring artist I saw in Time Magazine that a painting, Diego Velazquez s 1650 masterpiece Juan de Pareja, was bought for 5.4 million dollars It was the highest price that had ever been paid for a painting at auction up until that time The painting had a profound effect on me and influenced the course of my artistic enquiry for a long time afterward Several years later, as an art student I waited in line for, literally, hours at the Los Angeles County M When I was a wide eyed sixteen year old aspiri...


  3. says:

    The Metropolitan Art Museum is one of my favorite places to visit To sip tea in the American Wing, overlooking Central Park, is lovely To see the Tiffany glass works and the large Rodin statue in that wing is one of my favorite things to do And, during the holidays to visit the incredible Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Cr che is a sheer joy The American Wing contains the Winslow Homer painting titled Gulf Stream, and I love to absorb every detail of this stunning work So, then, what s The Metropolitan Art Museum is one of my favorite places to visit To sip tea in the American Wing, overlooking Central Park, is lovely To see the Tiffany glass works and the large Rodin statue in that wing is one of my favorite things to do And, during the holidays to visit the incredible Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Cr che is a sheer joy The American Wing contains the Winslow Homer painting titled Gulf Stream, and I love to absorb every detail of this stunning work So, then, what s not to like about the museum, except, the previous director In his book, page after page is filled with me, me, me, me, me,...


  4. says:

    Woo Never a dull moment No spade not called a spade, no opinion unexpressed One thing I will certainly say for Thomas Hoving, though, is that he isn t anyafraid to discuss his own foibles and shortcomings and outright failures than he is everyone else s That s part of what makes his writing appealing When his own horn deserves tooting, it certainly gets tooted and, again, he is fair others horns toot all over the place as well , but he doesn t ignore his errors I m still stunned Woo Never a dull moment No spade not called a spade, no opinion unexpressed One thing I will certainly say for Thomas Hoving, though, is that he isn t anyafraid to discuss his own foibles and shortcomings and outright failures than he is everyone else s That s part of...


  5. says:

    Mr Hoving turned the Metropolitan Museum of Art from a staid collection of paintings and sculpture into a vibrant collection of all that art can and should be, for anyone to come in and enjoy That is opinion, but one generally held by most historians who studied the evolution of Manhattan s jewel during the late 60 s until the late 70 s I m withholding any other opinion, save that it is a shame Mr Hoving took the time to be a cheap greasy, sleazeball of a weasel to each and every person he fe Mr Hoving turned the Metropolitan Museum of Art from a staid collection of paintings and sculpture into a vibrant collection of all that art can and should be,...


  6. says:

    Reading about the wheelings and dealings, travel, lifestyle, wardrobe, holidays, ego of the director of the Met is like reading about a parallel dimension if that dimension is on a planet far, far awaycompletely unrelatable What makes this book worth reading is the art.Fabulous I kept the Met s online search page open and looked up almost all the pieces described...


  7. says:

    I found this book marvellously amusing, super pretentious and totally ego driven What a fun read The name dropping and Hoving s pride in his outrageous antics drove the book.He ruled, upset everyone, abused...


  8. says:

    I liked this book for a variety of reasons Although it was hard to get over Hoving s pompous narrative he he pulls off some really amazing stunts for a US Art Museum Director The Met still revels in the legacy of some of his acquisitions.


  9. says:

    I started this book after my internship at the Met, hopefully I will be able to get back to it again someday I thought it was a fascinating look inside this museum and the people who run it.


  10. says:

    Hoving is a total gossip and a bit of an egotist Get past the cheesy title and cover and devour the dirt on the institution building of the Met Guilty pleasure