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Photos from @dasgingy, @sonnerturner, @snady71, @ashlo, @jamiebyroncsm, @dapucino, @elenamaksimovic, @yveskleinblau, @tambrosiasalad, @gogojewelry, @chichinette, and @taylorthetenor via Instagram.


What I’m Reading

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1. This past week, Anna Dhody, Curator at Philadelphia’s Mutter Museum, did an Ask Me Anything on Reddit. Do you think this will catch on as a means of museum interaction? What question would you have asked?

2. Who’s watching who at the zoo? Who’s really on exhibit? Decide for yourself in this interesting, and brief, Dutch documentary filmed at an Amsterdam zoo in 1961.

3. Ah, and age-old question…Is Balthus the Crazy Cat Lady of of Modern Art?

4. As someone significantly more impressed with the outside of this church than the interior, I found this article a worthwhile exploration of whether or not Sagrada Familia should ever be completed.

5. Two stories came to my attention about loaning art to individuals and/or schools. The first: Britain launches a two-week experiment in art education by hanging an original masterwork in schools for a day. Second: Pittsburghians can now borrow art from the local library thanks to the Carnegie International and Transformazium.


Giveaway Winners Announced!

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First off, thank you to everyone who participated in this contest. It was great to read your comments. Not only were they a peek at some wide-ranging artistic styles, but they also addressed the many reasons that people love art.

Now for the bad news. There can only be three winners. And they are…

1. Meg. Flemish Primitives for the win indeed!

2. Stacy Ryan. Mannerism and the rise of Kate Moss was a great comparison.

3. Denise. Though unable to pinpoint just one movement—tsk, tsk—she did reflect on how the way we feel about art changes as we change.

So, congratulations to the winners, I will be emailing you for further details about sending the book to you. As for the rest of Museumist readers, stay tuned, we’ll hopefully be offering up some more giveaways in the near future.