The Curator Vanishes: Period Room as Crime Scene

A disappearance, a discovery, and a mystery at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, via Mark Dion On March 27, 1954, Barton Kestle, first curator of modern art at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, boarded a train for Washington, D.C., and was never seen again. A shy specialist in the Soviet Avant-Garde, Dada, and Surrealism, Kestle had usually worked late into the night at the museum’s
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