Goulandris gets top marks

In its 20-year lifetime, the Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art has succeeded in acquiring regular visitors and organizing major exhibitions, such as those on Dali, Caravaggio and El Greco. The permanent exhibition on everyday life in ancient Greece will soon be ready, with 150 items (vases, figurines, jewelry and weapons) from the museum’s collections. And the permanent collection of ancient Greek art will go on display again. Not all of its exhibitions have been best-sellers, but nobody can expect that from a private museum. We look forward to seeing the Goulandris Museum persist in the bold overtures it has made to a younger public. Its tribute to video art in 2007 came as a pleasant surprise and shows that, after a short delay, the museum is in tune with the contemporary era.