projoIn Sunday’s Providence Journal, Rick Ring, author of “Notes for Bibliophiles,” the official blog of the Providence Library special collections, calls Rogues’ Gallery “a fine topography of the major players” in the story of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. “Excavating the Met’s history in six chapters from 1870 to 2009, Gross reveals the personalities and relationships between donors and directors, curators and dealers, and the city of New York and its cultural crown jewel,” Ring writes. “It is astonishing what people will do for money, power, and social prominence, and we see a great deal of what they will do in Rogues’ Gallery. In the end, Gross wants the Met to succeed — he is not lobbing stones at the cathedral, but rather revealing what the men and women at the pulpit have been up to behind closed doors.”