“The secret to a long and happy run on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s board of trustees is MYOB,” — mind your own business — Staten Island’s outgoing borough representative on the cultural giant’s board, Allan Weissglass, told the Staten Island Advance last week in an astonishing but revealing burst of candor. “We try hard to not get in the way,” he was quoted as saying, explaining his belief that a trustee’s job is not to oversee operations. Weissglass, president of a New Jersey pigment-making company and a dairy that’s been in his family for generations, also seemed to reveal his motive for being a (sadly typical) see-nothing do-nothing trustee for a staggering fifteen years: “His favorite projects at the museum,” reported Michael Fressola, “are by-invitation, private, after-hours views, with receptions, refreshments and live music.” Yes, going to the museum when it’s closed to the public is a dirty job, especially when you’re the public’s representative, but someone has to do it. (I’m sending Weissglass a copy of Rogues’ Gallery gratis so he can learn about the blood, sweat and tears it took to force the museum board to accept public representatives.)