Is there a public right (or moral reason) for access to art?

Buffalo’s Pain: Giving Up Old Art to Gain New

Continuing to think about museums and their role in society, this story is about the controversy in Buffalo as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery begins to sell at auction several ancient works from its collection. The article notes that the endowment of the Museum of Modern Art is $650 million, which is only 13% more than the endowment of the Harvard Art Musuems. There is also this letter to the editor whose author mentions "the rights of future generations of museum visitors and the community to enjoy the treasures of the collection."

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