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America’s Favorite Art Museum, Round Two, part two

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Continuing: The second round of MAN’s America’s Favorite Art Museum tournament! This is the second of four posts in which you can vote on the second round. Part one is here. Part three will follow this afternoon, with the final second-round match-ups to come on Friday. Voting closes on Sunday at 5pm ET. I’ll post the results on Monday. (For voting updates and more, follow me on Twitter.)

Readers are also encouraged to share links to their favorite collection works (or, for kunsthalles, links to shows in the comments!

Round Two, continued.

LACMA on MAN: LACMA publishes exhibition catalogues online. The new New Topographics at LACMA, with a better catalogue. LACMA acquires an Andrea Zittel. The museum’s collection website.

Carnegie Museum of Art on MAN: Posts from the 2008 Carnegie International: Woe the humanity. Richard Hughes, Vija Celmins & Mark Bradford. The museum’s collection website.

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MoMA on MAN: Talking with MoMA curator Peter Galassi about whether the Abu Ghraib photographs are in MoMA’s collection.  Joan Miro 1927-1937 (part one, two, three), Martin Puryear at MoMA (part two, three, four, five).  The museum’s (incredibly frustrating) collection website.

Seattle Art Museum on MAN: SAM’s novel admissions fee campaign. The museum’s collection website.

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SFMOMA on MAN: The museum turns 75 with a special collection exhibition. Brought to Light, a landmark exhibition on early photography + science (part two, three, four). SFMOMA acquires a major Emily Jacir. The museum’s collection website.

ICA Boston: The museum’s collection website.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art on MAN: Bruce Nauman’s Days, Cezanne and Beyond (part two, three), Then were the Philly Museum visitors glad when they saw the gore. The museum’s collection website.

Indianapolis Museum of Art on MAN: The Super Bowl bet. Tracking deaccessioning dollars. The IMA acquires an Orly Genger. The IMA’s Robert Irwin. The museum’s collection website.

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  1. One my favorite Carnegie Musuem paints is Paul Signac’s Place de Lices. I could stare at that painting all day and imagine myself under the trees.

    http://www.cmoa.org/searchcollections/details.aspx?item=1012263

  2. These museums have works by many of the same artists, but Carnegie Museum of Art goes back further as a contemporary art museum. Many acquisitions came from past Carnegie Internationals (which are as old as the Venice Biennale).

    Space-wise, the Carnegie has it WAY over LACMA. The Edward Larrabee Barnes galleries are magnificent, plus you get the turn of the last century building with its architectural cast courts and adjacency to the natural history museum. My favorite painting: Bruce Crane’s “November Hills.”

  3. Why did we establish the Seattle Sculpure Museum? What a shame! Downtown museum is okay. Too many architechs who created so much confussion. LET US PUT ARE ENERG INTO THE ASIAN ART MUSEUM IN VOLUNTEER PARK. WHAT A GEM! WE SHOULD PAY TRIBUTE TO DOCTER FULLER. SOMEONE NEEDS TO READ “OUT OF THE CULTURE DUST BIN” by THELMA LEMAN. COMBING AN EXIBITION OF WHAT DOCTER FULLER PURCHASED AND THE SUPPORT HE GAVE FOR LOCAL ARTIST. THIS WOULD MAKE A GREAT EXHIBT AND IT IS ALL AT THE MUSEUM. PLEASE LOOK INTO THIS IDEA. THANK YOU. HERBERT B. HALL

  4. by J Henderson

    The idea of a ‘Best Museum’ is absurd to me. Each offers an
    assortment of note worthy creations in buildings that are note
    worthy/unique themselves. The idea of attending museums is to enjoy both. They each offer different views. Which is better?? Really!!! We have many other things in our world to focus on that need our attention beyond something as silly as this consideration. Perhaps it is best to simply appreciate what we have – which is remarkable – in a land that has plenty. Are we so bored, because of our plenty, that we need a contest to amuse us?

    JEH

  5. by Martin Vetere

    MOMA’s display of Tiffany and other glasswork is exquisite. SAM cannot compare.

  6. by Nornan Charney

    Sam is a unique experience from its exhibits to its museum store and restaurant. A great place to visit for a day or more.

  7. by gordon brodfuehrer

    All fine Institutions!

  8. There is no way that the Seattle Art Museum should be listed in the top 100 and MoMA is in a class by itself.

  9. Seattle Art Museum/s are such an incredible educational addition to the whole Pacific Northwest area.

  10. GO SAM!

  11. by Gary L Allan

    SAM is one of the most disapointing Museums I have visited in this country. I am a native of Seattle but also have lived in Wash. DC, L.A. and San Francisco, all major museum cities.
    I do not understand how SAM does not move forward with acquisitions in AMerican Art, 19th Century European Art and earlier European Art. I am embarrased to take any out f town visitors to SAM. When I do they always say to me “where are all the paintings”?
    The Portland Oregon Musuem has an American Art collection that is more important’ for a smaller city?
    I know that you have some important paintings of 19th Century Europe but you rotate them off the walls, all the while you leave up so much that people do not care about. Everyone can relate to paintings and the mojority of visitors come to Musuems to see Paintings; NOT textiles or bedsprings.
    I guess all you can do for acquisitions is to wait for Paul Allen and Bill Gates to bequeth their collections?

  12. Seattle Art Museum strives constantly to expose Seattlites to a range of voices; provides lectures for intersted parties wishing to expand their knowledge; and brings us classical exhibits that enrich our lives. My membership in Seattle Art Museum is one of my most cherished and valuable assets.

  13. by Gary Mosebar

    Like Seattle’s Best!

  14. SAM is great and has some of the best docents and programs for all the community. It strives to bring some of the great past and contemporary artists works to the museum while still maintaining the flavor of the Pacific Northwest and distant cultures in some of the exhibits.

  15. by kathy schott

    As a kindergarten teacher, I am so impressed with the educational programs and support SAM offers teachers and students alike. VTS training, docents, classroom projects and lecture series all have been invaluable.

  16. I only voted on museums that I have visited in person. Thank you for the opportunity.

  17. by DixieLee Sayles

    SAM does a wonderful job.

  18. You really can’t do better than the Worcester Art Museum. Great collections, friendly staff, and a “doable” size. You feel as if the museum is an extension of your own home, a gallery space once only available to the rich and privileged.

  19. by Lindsey Lou

    I think SAM does a good job at showcasing some of the Pacific Northwest Art. SAMs educational programs are fantastic, the sculpture park is delightful area and a boon to the downtown area. In addition to a lovely collection of print and pottery, the Asian Art Museum intermittently offers a range of lectures preceded by yoga classes amongst Hindu deities and buddhas. It is great. May not have the budget of MOMA, but SAM helps keep Seattle vibrant.

  20. I love SAM for creating a place for the community! Not only are their exhibits cutting edge but they always have art significant to the condition of our world. With all that they offer for the community SAM is also a haven for families, teens, young adults, and art enthusiasists alike. They constantly have free programs for the community and events that bring people together. I have never enjoyed a museum quite like I have enjoyed SAM.

  21. I love SAM and I love MOMA–but I think they are two totally different spaces. Whoever complains about SAM’s lack of 19th cent. art doesnt’ understand what SAM is all about, nor how art gets on the walls of local museums–usually from locals dontating collections. Seattle is young, young money, so more modern art…. The African collection is amazing, as is the sculpture garden and SAAM (LOVED the Mongul exhibit last year).
    I love MoMA too, and always visit it every time I come to town.

  22. by Jeannie Graves

    Thank you. Each museum has it’s treasures and is worthwhile visiting.

  23. by joel guevara

    we have a nice museum [SAM] for our limited space. good rotation of exhibits and good special exhibits.sculpture park is a good design and asian art museum has a wonderful old museum feel.

  24. SAM is an experience. The fact that it consists of 3 sites, SAM,SAAM, and the Sculpture Park keeps the experience new and exciting. The educational programs, and the special events for children is something to brag about. Recently, I went with two of my grandchildren to SAM. (A two year old and a seven year old). Exposure breeds taste, as my art teacher use to pound into our heads…and this is a great place to expose my little g-kids as I did with their parents.

  25. SAM is an outstanding museum, particularly considering its relative youth. In addition to the substantial expansion of its collections from donated pieces in recent years, SAM has won praise for many exclusive world class exhibitions. The beautifiul waterfront Sculpture Park (free to all visitors) and Asian Museum have widened the exposure to the the broad community and visitors from around the world.

  26. by Janet MacKenzie

    I have visited all the great museums in Europe and America. SAM, of course, cannot be compared to the National Art Museum in WA DC or the Art Institute in Chicago, The National Gallery in London or the Ufizi in Florence. But as a newer and smaller local museum it has grown and increased in quality tremendously over the past 30 years. I took a family from CHina to the Asian museum and they loved it. Their services and programs are outstanding. For a City of 600,000 residents, I think it is great and improving every year.

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