Today’s New York Times reports that the Metropolitan Museum of Art bookstore may have banned a book, The Clarks of Cooperstown by Nicholas Fox Weber, about the notable and notably interesting art-collecting family. The article hints that the book ban resulted from its discussion of homosexuality in the Clark clan. Museum spokesman Harold Holzer, who (curiously enough) moonlights as an author himself, begs to differ, claiming it’s all about the Benjamins, baby, i.e. the museum’s desire to goose sales of the catalog for its current — and terrific, by the way — Clark collection exhibit. But granted that this news comes on the heels of the revelation that Danny Danziger’s forthcoming valentine to the Museum was delayed and its contents gutted at the museum’s bidding (as gripebox has noted here), it does seem that museum officials might benefit from a refresher course on the Bill of Rights.