Saturday, December 5, 2009

Museums for Men

The GLW drew my attention to this excellent article that was published a few days ago in the New York Times. Museums (or at least the ones that don't feature large machines or things for killing people) do have a reputation as rather girly places, to which men are dragged either for "family time" or uncomfortable first dates. The article suggests a range of ideas for attracting more men to art museums, including a meat diorama (yay!), exhibits emphasizing the artistic qualities of bombs, and those perrennial subjects of male interest, trains and "naked ladies." Personally I think the Met is long overdue for an exhibition of those naked women that get painted on the front of bombers. Preferably one that includes the bomber as well.

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