To enter the galleries of modern painting from the main entrance of the National Gallery one has to walk through two separate and gargantuan gift stores and two equally impressive dining areas. But really, this is appropriate and historically honest curation. In short, the National Gallery makes visitors access modern painting in the same fashion as history itself has accessed it: through consumption, through the postmodern.
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Murphy, Justin. 2011. "Finding modern pictures in the National Gallery," https://jmrphy.net/blog/2011/04/11/4508141351/ (September 9, 2018).