The New Museum’s Spring Gala Reminds Us Why Rituals Matter
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The New Museum’s Spring Gala Reminds Us Why Rituals Matter

Lisa Phillips arrived at the New Museum Spring Gala as a godhead in a Zoom box. The director had tested positive for COVID over the weekend and could not make it—thus, her colleagues stepped gracefully into big shoes. One of the evening’s honorees, collector Shelley Fox Aarons's, said as much in her acceptance speech when she noted that there wasn’t a job or task curator Isolde Brielmaier wasn’t up to. 

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