Art Dirt: Are Art Megahits Worth It?

by Glasstire November 10, 2019
Mona lisa at the Louvre in Paris

Image: Elliott Verdier for The New York Times

Brandon Zech and Christina Rees discuss whether or not big-name art attractions are worth braving the crowds (and which ones aren’t miserable to visit).

“A lot of the art attractions that have a weight behind them are the hallmark pieces of art history, or the pieces that have come into the public eye — like the Sistine Chapel or the Mona Lisa.” 

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This week’s podcast is supported in part by The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and their exhibitions Robyn O’Neil: WE, THE MASSES, on view through February 9, 2020, and FOCUS: Martine Gutierrez, on view through January 12, 2020. For more information, go here.

Art Dirt is also supported by the University of Houston School of Art and their MFA and MA in Art History programs. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2020; to start your application and to learn more, go here.

Related Reading:
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Masterworks vs. the Masses
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Planning for More Than 100,000 Visitors, David Zwirner Will Debut New Yayoi Kusama ‘Infinity Mirror Room’ in New York
A New Tour Gives You the Chance to See the Sistine Chapel at Night, Free From Crowds, for Just $76
Beat the Crowds: How to Avoid Long Lines in Europe

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