Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super Bowl art bet

The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh and the Milwaukee Art Museum (closest to Green Bay) have a wager on the super bowl.  If Green Bay wins, the Carnegie will send Pierre Renoir’s “Bathers with a Crab”  to Milwaukee as a temporary loan. If the Steelers win, the Carnegie will get Gustave Caillebotte's “Boating on the Yerres” from 1877.

Daniel Keegan, director of the Milwaukee Art Museum boldly predicted he would soon be welcoming the Renoir to his turf, "where the public can enjoy it and be reminded of the superiority of the Green Bay Packers."

Lynn Zelevansky, the Carnegie's director, responded in true blitzburgh fashion: "In Pittsburgh, we believe trash talk is bad form.  We let the excellence of our football team and our collection speak for itself."

You can read the whole article here.  Have a great super bowl Sunday,

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