Two weeks ago MAN featured the top ten most-viewed collection works at four art museums. In response, several other art museums have been posting their ten most-viewed works. The Guggenheim’s list is especially interesting. (More Eiffel Tower than I’d have expected…) Check it out here. [Image: Richard Serra, Torqued Spiral (Closed Open Closed Open Closed), 2003. Collection of Guggenheim Bilbao.]
Tyler Green Modern Art Notes
Archive for the ‘Collections online top ten’ Category
Each day this week, MAN will feature the ten artworks most-accessed on five art museum collection websites. Today: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Constantin Brancusi, Bird in Space, 1923
- George Platt Lynes, [Fashion Photograph for Lord & Taylor], 1940
- Valentina, dress, 1940s
- Pablo Picasso, The Frugal Repast, 1904, printed 1913
- Jackson Pollock, Autumn Rhythm (Number 30), 1950
- Marble statue of a kouros, ca. 590-580 BC
- Nicolas Poussin, The Abduction of the Sabine Women, 1633-34
- The Temple of Dendur, ca. 15 BC
- The Unicorn in Captivity, 1495-1505
- Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Harvesters, 1565
Bonus feature: The Met also shared Nos. 11-15 with MAN. I’ll be tweeting those five on Monday, so be sure to follow me here!
(Nota bene: The Met’s ranking is based on traffic over the past eight months. Also, via an interesting note from a Met spokesperson: “[V]iews of a particular work of art can be influenced in a given time period by links from other areas of the Met’s website (such as the Timeline of Art History) or from other sites [such as MAN]. For example, Bird in Space, which appears at the very top of the list I sent in this 8-month time period, was featured prominently in a recent “doodle” on Google’s home page in honor of the artist’s birthday. So these lists may shift somewhat depending on the time period captured.”)
It’s pretty cool to see that the first museum has taken MAN’s latest focus-attention-on-collections gimmick list-whoring series of data-driven posts and has built on the idea.
The Indianapolis Museum of Art has put together a fantastic blog post on the ten most-accessed-online works in its collection, complete with multi-year trends and an analysis of why this, why now. Don’t miss it. [Image: Tim Hawkinson, Mobius Ship, 2006. Collection of the IMA... and its No. 1 most-viewed work in 2011.]
I wonder what museums will be next…
Each day this week, MAN will feature the ten artworks most-accessed on five art museum collection websites. Today: The Art Institute of Chicago.
- Grant Wood, American Gothic, 1930
- Georges Seurat, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte — 1884 , 1884-86
- Edward Hopper, Nighthawks, 1942
- Gustave Caillebotte, Paris Street; Rainy Day, 1877
- Salvador Dalí, A Chemist Lifting with Extreme Precaution the Cuticle of a Grand Piano, 1936
- Salvador Dalí, Inventions of the Monsters, 1937
- Marc Chagall, America Windows, 1977
- Peter Blume, The Rock, 1944-48
- Mary Cassatt, The Child’s Bath, 1893
- Willem de Kooning, Excavation, 1950
(The AIC’s data is from the twelve month period ending last Sunday.)
Each day this week, MAN will feature the ten artworks most-accessed on five art museum collection websites. Today: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
- Henri Matisse, Woman with a Hat, 1905
- Jackson Pollock, Guardians of the Secret, 1943
- Hy Hirsh, Untitled [Seated Pubescent Girl], n.d.
- Rene Magritte, Personal Values, 1952
- Robert Rauschenberg, White Painting (Three Panel), 1951
- Frida Kahlo, Frieda and Diego Rivera, 1931
- Sally Mann, The Wet Bed, 1987
- Henri Cartier-Bresson, Charles Henri Ford, Paris, 1935
- Alfred Stieglitz, Nude, Georgia O’Keeffe, ~1918
- Louise Bourgeois, The Nest, 1994
Previously: The top ten at the Museum of Modern Art.
Each day this week, MAN will feature the ten artworks most-accessed on five art museum websites. Today: The Museum of Modern Art.
- Salvador Dalí, The Persistence of Memory, 1931
- Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night, 1889
- Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, 1907
- Andy Warhol, Gold Marilyn Monroe, 1962
- Andy Warhol, Campbell’s Soup Cans, 1962
- Claude Monet, Water Lilies, 1914-26
- Meret Oppenheim, Object, 1936
- Charles Ray, Family Romance, 1993
- Willem de Kooning, Woman, I (at right), 1950-52
- Andrew Wyeth, Christina’s World, 1948
(Nota bene: Each museum uses slightly different metrics for keeping track of these things. MoMA’s is the ten works most-viewed in calendar 2010. MoMA also publishes a weekly most-viewed list here.)
Also in this series: SFMOMA.