How do you see your role as a curator as distinct from your role as an historian?
Paul Schimmel: “Simply put, it’s objects. That’s what’s so sweet to hear Helen say, because I’ve always admired her but she is clearly somebody after my own heart. Finally, when you’ve put the history of art away, it really is the objects that speak to you. And I know this. And I know that as I have learned more about what it is I look at, I can understand what artists do without necessarily having to start with the book and then go to the work of art.”