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This is one busy guy. J. Carter Brown is the director emeritus of the National Gallery of Art in Washington. He's also chairman of Ovation, a cable-TV channel devoted entirely to the arts. And then there are the 20-odd art-foundation, university, and prize boards that he sits on as a trustee or member. So Brown does tend to be on the move. During a typical week in October he zipped around the Northeast, going from Washington to New York to Pittsburgh and back to Washington.

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