The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette looks at a curator’s decorating:
As you might expect from a curator at The Andy Warhol Museum, Eric Shiner surrounds himself with art. “I don’t trust curators who don’t live with art,” he says. “I want to be surrounded by it all the time.” […] Named the Milton Fine Curator of Art at the museum last year, this native son embraced his return home. […]
The majority of the 2,500-square-foot apartment is a rectangle that opens up just after you pass through the narrow entrance hall. The first thing that grabs your attention is not the bank of double-hung windows that run the length of the place, but the hardwood that runs horizontally up the wall of the entrance hall and wraps around the open kitchen. The wood, which came from the floor of a former ballet studio in the back of the building, seems to grow organically out of the old honey-hued strip oak flooring. […] The architects took out the ceiling so your eye runs up to the peaked roof and rafters. Think Swedish sauna coupled with a Japanese sojo with a bit of barn ambiance.
“It definitely has a Scandinavian, Japanese feel to it,” Mr. Shiner agrees. “And it really sounds great in here when it rains.”
He spent six years in Japan, where he earned a graduate degree and interned at the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto. He then went on to Yale for a doctorate in the history of art.
The Warhol Museum Curator Has an Eye for Home Decorating (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)