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WHISPERING GALLERY

Getting in with the In Crowd

BY DT

With the art world’s increasing shift toward commerce, curators continue to pursue ways to stay relevant or remain in flux. Robert Mowry, a renowned scholar of Chinese and Korean art, including très chic contemporary ink art, and longtime head of the Asian department at the Harvard Art Museums, is the latest museum pro to abandon the ivy tower. He has joined Christie’s auction house—which also happens to be in the business of educating wannabe curators. Having such scholarly types on board is a good way of legitimizing…

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