I've posted a good bit about how I don't buy into the 'crisis in criticism' theory. I think that the bigger 'problem' is in arts reporting. The Guardian's Jonathan Jones begins the discussion here. He could have added plenty more tired tropes: Auction stories, market stories, outsider artist stories, artist-makes-art-on-a-corn-chip stories...
And so it has degenerated to this: Christoph Buchel finally speaks about the MASS MoCA mess. And how? With a childish retort. MASS MoCA speaks too: Through a blog post that should be required reading for any grad student that is considering being a curator. Oh ye young Harv(B)ard-ians, learn from their experiences.
Kathy Halbreich, who recently retired as director of the Walker Art Center is going to MoMA to become an associate director. Halbreich will lead the museum's contemporary art curatorial group and will work to improve contemporary art offerings at MoMA and PS1 via both acquisitions and exhibitions.
In a related story, when MoMA director Glenn Lowry leaves the museum, a highly qualified in-house successor is in place.