Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Highlighting Museums

A good friend passed along this link last week, to the NY Times' special section on museums. Definitely worth a click through to browse the list of interesting articles about various aspects of the museum world. My favorites at present?
  • The New Guard of Curators Steps Up: "Far from the stereotype of fusty academics, curators in their 30s and 40s are bringing eclectic backgrounds and a fresh eye to Manhattan’s museums."
  • Out of Ruin, Haiti's Visionaries: "Many of Haiti’s museums were damaged in the country’s earthquake, but an exhibition scheduled there for 2012 hopes to revive the fortunes of the country’s creators."

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Museums of Innocence and Bad Art

(Image from the collection of the Museum of Bad Art)

I found an interesting article the other day via Museumist. Called "The Museum of Innocence and Other Bizarre Art Houses," it highlights a few of the more unusual museums in the U.S., Mexico, and France. Lo and behold - it mentions the Museum of Bad Art, just down the road in Boston. Must make a trip soon . . . Work like the piece above (titled "See Battle") is not to be missed!