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America’s Favorite Art Museum: First round results, cont.

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First-round voting closed Sunday night. The results in parts three and four of the voting are below. (To check seedings, click here.) The results from parts one and two posted on MAN this morning:

Part Three

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art d. New Museum of Contemporary Art 74%-26%
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art d. Dallas Museum of Art 52%-48%.
  • ICA Boston d. St. Louis Art Museum 64%-36%.
  • SFMOMA d. Hammer Museum 57%-43%.
  • MoMA d. Aldrich 75%-25%.
  • Seattle Art Museum d. Detroit Institute of Arts 52%-48%.
  • LACMA d. Columbus Museum of Art 80%-20%.
  • Carnegie Museum of Art d. Norton Simon 53%-47%.

Part Four

  • National Gallery of Art d. MIT List Center 89%-11%.
  • Guggenheim d. Modern Art Museum Fort Worth 50.2% to 49.8%.
  • Yale University Art Gallery d. Menil Collection 53%-47%.
  • J. Paul Getty Museum d. Olana 79%-21%.
  • Art Institute of Chicago d. Amon Carter Museum 72%-28%.
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts. d. Nelson-Atkins Museum 54%-46%.
  • Wadsworth Atheneum d. Denver Art Museum 59%-41%.
  • Clark Art Institute d. Harvard Art Museum 84%-16%.
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  1. Susan Rus says:

    The Clark Art Museum in Williamstown, Ma is one of the finest gems around.

    They have terrific events & special collections that I always try to make. My children have grown up knowing fine art thanks to the Clark. I discovered them 30 years ago & have been attending as offend as I can.
    I live on LI and love the Clark ever much as I do the NYC Art Museums, despite the distance. The Clark has given our family a small, but very personal & quite place to enjoy art without NYC crowds.

  2. Bryna says:

    Seems like there a lot of coastal bias in all of the results. I wonder if this reader’s choice really speaks to anything at all.

  3. Anna says:

    The Clark is a wonderful museum housed in a very charismatic town. In addition to displaying some great works of art, the museum has an inviting atmosphere. It even offers free admission for much of the year.

    I cannot believe that the Seattle Art Museum won out over the DIA. The Seattle Museum is loud and cold. It feels like walking into a factory. I am immediately repulsed when I enter their new museum. Their collection is nothing special (with the exception of their Native American pieces). The DIA on the other hand is recently renovated. The museum is user friendly and has gone to great lengths to make museum going a family experience without sacrificing class or atmosphere. In addition to having the best Hudson River School collection outside of New York, they have Bouguereau’s The Nut Gatherers and Diego Rivera’s murals.

  4. Too Hard to Guard says:

    The Whitney loses to Worcester in the first round? Fire the coach (the director), the athletic director (the chairman of the board), start recruiting artists in the SEC, build a new weight room, and maybe a new arena in Chelsea, and have new uniforms for the guards supplied by Nike. The Whitney booster club must be having apoplexy. The Whitney might even drop out of the preseason Top 25 for 2011-20012. The New York Conference is still pretty strong overall, though.

  5. Sheila Phelan Wright says:

    Love that the Wadsworth beat Denver Art Museum. I live in Denver, support all the arts in Denver, including the DAM, but I love the Wadsworth. Yea! Go Hartford.

  6. […] Museum” showdown. Perhaps they could take inspiration and steal some ideas from the DMA’s first round opponent in that contest, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, who are behind the wonderful Art Babble site. […]

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