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America’s Favorite Art Museum: Round one, part three

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Voting continues in MAN’s America’s Favorite Art Museum tournament! Here’s what we’re doing, and here’s where you can vote for the first quarter of the first round and for the second quarter of the first round. (For voting/match-up updates,  follow me on Twitter!) Below is the third quarter of the first round. Voting for the first round concludes Sunday evening at 5pm, ET.

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  1. ARusseth says:

    The poor Aldrich: An amazing museum, but that’s some brutal seeding!

  2. Patricia A. Dellorfano says:

    The ICA is a fabulous museum in a fabulous location.

  3. Alexis says:

    Pairing SFMOMA against the Hammer is rough. I love the Hammer more than words can say, but I am afraid it’s not going to make it past SFMOMA. Que triste.

  4. Elaine Weil says:

    Without a doubt, The Carnegie Museum of Art cannot be beaten for its permanent
    collection. While small, it presents a progressive view of art from ancient to contemporary.
    The Carnegie International for Contemporary Art has built and continues to build this remarkable collection.

  5. D.Ott says:

    I burst out laughing! The Aldrich(A wonderful museum with no permanent collection but much creativity) against MOMA. David vs Goliath.

  6. beth simpson says:

    OMG that poll was difficult … I want them all to thrive

  7. Laura says:

    Who came up with the seeding? Why did the Aldrich even make this list only to be mocked by its comparison to the MOMA. Really they are two completely different institutions and never should be looked at side to side…

  8. Jane says:

    “Favorite” means so many things. I don’t think it makes much sense to compare museums – each has strengths, each has weaknesses.

  9. Kate says:

    SAM should get bonus points for the dedicated employees forced to take a furlough.

  10. Billie T Russell says:

    Kansas city Nelsons is the best hands down

  11. John says:

    I’m with Jane on this one. It doesn’t make much sense to start comparing museums. It’s as subjective and pointless as trying to put a number grade on a piece of artwork.
    It was of course not on the list, but I used to greatly enjoy the now defunct, Words & Pictures Museum in North Hampton, MA. Anyone here ever been there ?

  12. David Ross says:

    I know this is supposed to be good clean summer fun, but it plays into the dumbing down of meaningful relationships and experiences, creates a false sense of value and a totally fake institutional hierarchy. Sort of like a current reality show that seems to have taken the art world by storm.

  13. Emily says:

    Go IMA!!

  14. Marge Levy says:

    Games like this suppose an even playing field and just two goals. Art institutions are so much more complicated than soccer and their audience is so much more sophisticated. Like David, I appreciate the ‘fun’ of this but it gives honor to dumbness; we have too much dumb these days and not enough smart and creative and insightful and reverant and informed and exciting..ness.

  15. Celeste says:

    Lighten up. everyone! We all know art is DEADLY SERIOUS. If nothing else, this site has piqued my interest about other museums with which I’m not familiar. And that’s a good thing!

  16. Christina says:

    Gotta give some love to the DIA and the IMA :)

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