“We’ve Got to Stop That”

Board Chicago Collection Collectors

The decision to start collecting is spurred by inter-city rivalry.

The one thing that really changed our philosophy—originally the museum was just going to be a kunsthalle, and we were just going to have exhibitions, and no permanent collection. But all of a sudden, a couple of the major collectors in Chicago gave their art to New York and Washington. And somebody said, "Well, we've got to stop that."

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