I visited MOMA recently for about 90 minutes. I've been to MOMA a dozen times so I kind of know where I want to go and what I want to see during a condensed trip. One of the things I wanted to checkout was the MOMA bookstore and specifically what kind of water-colour books they may have.
The MOMA bookstore had several hundred books and do you know how many they had about watercolor or watercolorists? Zero. I asked a clerk why that would be and he looked around for me and came to the same conclusion. He could sense that I was a watercolour fan and that I felt snubbed and the only thing he could say was, "Hey, did you get to see the Sargent watercolour exhibit?" I hadn't but I have the book!
I won't expand on this much tonight but it bothers me that watercolor gets snubbed like it does; it is such a beautiful medium and with all of the great waercolorsts who are working today, it is a shame that curators, collectors and even bookstores snub this amazingly versatile medium.