Skip to comments.How to attract people to museums
Posted on 06/29/2013 10:32:31 AM PDT by Vanders9
The Rijksmuseum in Holland had an idea: Let's bring the art to the people and then, hopefully, they will come to see more - at the museum.
That was excellent! Thanks!
Just wonderful! I’ve sent the link on to others with professional interests in art/museums.
I visited the Rijksmuseum years ago and saw Rembrandt’s “Night Watch” there. It was behind glass and roped off so you couldn’t get within 10 feet of it. But the Vermeers and Van Goghs and some of the other Flemish masters were actually more impressive to me.
I always thought that painting was titled “Night Watch”.
Thank you and may God bless :)
It was pretty cool, though.
10 dollar cover, free draft and wine.
Ladies get in free on Wednesday!
We go to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta whenever they add a new collection thanks to Bank of America’s Museums On Us program. Next weekend we will get to see The Girl With The Pearl Earring and other paintings from the Dutch Golden Age.
The case has become something of a career for Anthony Amore, the Museum's Director of Security since 2005 and a frequent guest on the Howie Carr Show.
Wow- that was terrific. The choreography must’ve been a real challenge, what with unpredictable moving obstacles everywhere. Bet they practiced that about a thousand times when the mall was closed. Kind of a long fall onto a hard surface for the thief though.
If you look at the final scene, it says gratis on the times and dates of opening. In other words, free.
It was certainly well planned. http://www.youtube.com/embed/a6W2ZMpsxhg?feature=player_embedded
Here’s another Mall “commercial” for British Airways in Moscow. Well done Id say.
I enjoy seeing videos of this nature. They are of course entertaining but what gets my attention is the people. If the title did not tell me, I might not know it took place in a shopping mall in Moscow, Russia or somewhere else in the world. It constantly makes me wonder why we don't get along better than we do. If you start by observing the children, you will readily see we are all the same.
Will have to look that up. We were there for the Marxist Mexican artists recently.
That is one of the few weekends we skipped. We have zero interest in Marxist Mexicans. They also have a free weekend for residents of Fulton County if you happen to live there. It's the first weekend of the month, same as BOA's.
It was fun making snarky but educational comments aloud.
Silly and wasteful. This won’t bring anyone into a museum. Museums are dead and have been losing attendance for years. Think for a moment. We just watched it on YouTube.
I can search for nearly any museum piece and see it on the Internet for a fraction of a US penny. Why waste the time driving, pay for parking (ticketing?), and an expensive museum whose staff despise you and all you stand for?
Museums need to die and quickly or at least get off the public dole. Eliminate the corporate income tax and all museum subsidies by government and let the rich run them.
You might as well say you need never visit anywhere ever again because you can see it all on TV.
Another way to bring people into art museums is to quit giving them so much blank wall space — they can experience that at any shopping mall.
Internet search. Museums are dying and but for government subsidy would have been dead long ago. Most things in them are unknown to the hoi polloi.
But if youve never been exposed to it, how would you know what to look for?
How the museum elite view the rest of America.
They're the elites’ way of subsidizing their lifestyle. If you enjoy them so much, pay for them yourself.
I visited the Rijkmuseum 50 years ago I can’t remember very much. LOL!
I would love to see a production like this one, even better would to be in costume and be a part of a production like this! :)
I think its even more presumptions and wrong to believe that museums don't educate.
But technology advances dont neccesarily result in cultural and social advances. Electronic devices giving virtual access to a virtual world with virtual intelligence and virtual morality. Yep, thats really working out well.
Your take is interesting on several levels. Most art in the major (and even lesser) museums was donated or is on loan from the very wealthy. They are there for the benefit of the hoi polloi who can choose to enjoy it or not.
Nearly every day during the school year, school buses are lined up outside the museums of the Smithsonian Institution so young children can be introduced to art, to history, to science. Charter buses from around the country abound in summer as well as throughout the year. The Smithsonian is called our “nation’s attic” for good reason. Our country’s history, its customs, and culture are treasures, all on display for the people to enjoy. Or not.
There is nothing quite like seeing an original piece of timeless art in person. It’s the difference between seeing a classic movie on an iPad vs. seeing it on a big screen. Or reading Cliff’s Notes vs. reading a great novel. Magnified and on steroids.
Let’s take the famous painting of Washington crossing the Delaware as an example. I must have seen its reproductions hundreds of times in my life. Last year I saw the original at NYC’s Metropolitan Museum and was absolutely blown away. It is not, no matter what you claim, comparable to calling it up on the internet or seeing a magazine cover or any other alternative to the real thing.
I don’t know why you think people working in museums despise those who go there. Most people the public see ‘working’ in museums are volunteers who love the art (or history or science or whatever other subject the museum covers). I’ve only ever met very enthusiastic tour guides and docents who enjoy telling the stories behind the exhibits.
Why is that your or anyone's business? If you want to pay for a museum, subsidize it, or visit it that's your business. Why should I be forced to pay for your likes?
It’s so refreshing to read again the illiterate output of FR’s resident philistines and their complaints about the “elites”, the “rich” and “education” that nobody ever needs.
Who decides what?
There is a culture war going on in the west, and our side is losing it. "Dumbing down" the general population is a major weapon of the elites on the other side. An uneducated, ignorant population, living at a mere survival level, suits them just fine. They are easy to manipulate.
As for being "forced to pay for likes" - what you are actually doing is contributing to the the common weal, because some things are just done better in bulk. All of these things are open to you as a member of the public. If you dont want to take advantage of those facilities, that's YOUR business. Would you advocate just paying for the bit of road you personnaly use, or beautifying just the corner of the square that you can see?
You are mixing several unrelated items together. We agree that there is an intentional dumbing down of the population. That is driven by...government intervention in the education market. The direct cause is government schooling. Let’s end the governments monopoly on education, both the physical act and the regulation of what is or isn’t an education.
Your intentions, however good, are misguided in the area of government subsidizing ‘museums’. Should they subsidize the museum of porn? Historically, museums were funded and sponsored by the wealthy. Let that be the case today. I like culture and am well educated in a classical education across great music, visual art and literature. I don’t need your confirmation of such, nor the financial subsidy of music, art or literature by government. No thank you.
To presume that culture will collapse without government intervention is to ignore the War on Culture that our very government is waging. The dumbing down of Americans is a direct result of governments culture campaign. I mean should we be subsidizing the Kennedy Center or would the K Street crowd be able to fund it themselves out of the spoils of politics?
Government subsidy in and of itself is not always bad, as long as the decision to subsidise is democratically controlled. A government subsidy of a porn museum would attract a lot of criticism and therefore, because the people rule (or should do) it wont happen. The fact that such things are conceivable is, in itself, evidence of an uneducated populace whose primary motivation is the satisfaction of their baser desires.
Many museums are still funded and sponsored by the wealthy, but in proposing that is the only way things should be done you assume these patrons dont have ulterior motives as well. A lot of these foundations and trusts are very liberal. Or have been co-opted by the left.