“He paused, thinking about how best to express himself.
“What are you supposed to do if you love art?” he asked. “Do you become a scholar of art? Do you become an art critic? Do you write about art? Our answer is that one should try to take the values that one admires in works of art and enact them, and make them more vivid in the world.
It’s too easy to ‘love art,’ and to not love the things that art actually loves. But the point is to try and love the things that the artists we love loved. Don’t just love the artist,” he said.
“Don’t just love the work they produced. Love what they loved.”
Weekly Museum Hack Roundup!
Getting our Rodin on in the European Sculpture gallery, @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art
-Our wonderful new guides, known as HACKERS, are leading tours this weekend! Wish them luck on their Met adventures!
-The Museum Hack Creepy Baby Jesus Tour premieres this month. Get ready to rumble, Christian Iconography style.
-“Camera technology and the iPhone are changing the museum experience.” Eric Gibson in The New Criterion argues for a ban on smartphones and tablets in the galleries. #savetheselfie
-Coincidentally, we are playing with Snapchat today! Prepare for art and museum selfies… User: MuseumHack
Gingerbread and Candy Art Galleries
Henry Hargreaves photographed these sweet recreations of art museums made out of CANDY. We hope the Met will be built next!
Weekly Museum Hack Update!
Familiar face from our tours, we’re all about the nametags!
-Museum Hack is excited to welcome in new guides AKA Hackers to the family! Look for the new faces starting in December.
-Tis the season… Holiday tours will be rolling out soon… stay tuned for the announcement! (Think Creepy-Baby-Jesus)
-The Met came up with a #Movember themed Pinterest board (and we <3 it!) filled with the mustaches of the museum.
-Once you’ve awakened from the turkey (or tofurkey) coma, come get your culture on at a tour this weekend! Book tickets today on Zerve.
-Photos from last week are all on Facebook (Like us yet? Just do it!). Check out the photo stream here.
Weekly Museum Hack Roundup!
Korean BBQ + Laptops + Sharpies = Productivity (From our Retreat)
-Tickets are available for Saturday PM and Sunday AM Morning Museum Adventures! Book ‘em ASAP.
-Last Monday, Chief Hacker Mark Rosen presented at the #ArtsTech meetup on what it means to “hack a museum.” All confetti guns aside, we enjoyed listening to fellow presenters and meeting a bunch of museum-enthusiasts!
-Check out the Storify Highlights of the #ArtsTech talk
-On Tuesday, the Museum Hack team enjoyed a productive retreat at Spa Castle (YES, a castle!) With brainstorming and collaborating on current and future projects, the team is excited for what’s to come!
-Our Tumblr Pick of the Week: Histagrams (What happens when history meets mobile)