The Inner Economist leaves the museum
Post #1063 • September 27, 2007, 10:42 AM • 3 Comments
3. When visiting a blockbuster exhibit, skip room number one altogether.
There is too much human traffic, because people have not yet admitted to themselves that they don't care about what is on the wall. Maybe you don't care much either, but you will care more by relaxing the pretense.
4. At the end of the visit, ask which paintings stuck with you.
Did you find yourself thinking back on the Munch, the Pollock, or the medieval tapestries? A week later ask the same question. Then go read about those artists or that period. That is a more useful procedure than reading about the art in advance.