Obit

Tom Hoving, Chief of Met, Dies

Tom Hoving, the former leader of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, died on Thursday morning. Michael Gross writes that Hoving “revolutionized museums around the world in the decade from 1966 to 1976.” Hoving was also, Gross writes, “a scholar, curator, commissioner of parks in New York City, bestselling author, magazine editor, raconteur, and perennial thorn in the side of the museum mafia. … It will be fascinating to see how he is mourned after decades as the target of ‘official’ disdain.”