The Quality Instinct
Seeing Art Through a Museum Director’s Eye
How would we judge what is great in workmanship? Or, then again more to the questionable point, would we be able to judge workmanship?
Acclaimed exhibition hall executive Maxwell Anderson, recently named Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, enters the shred with The Quality Instinct.
Part individual diary, part believing individual’s manual for the historical center, The Quality Instinct is loaded with mind and silliness, accounts, and bits of knowledge from the creator’s 30 years in the profoundly aggressive, frequently hostile craftsmanship world.
Anderson takes us on a fabulous voyage through antiquated and contemporary craftsmanship, sharing five basic measurements of value that help us to expand our “visual proficiency” as we figure out how to see, not just look and judge.