Modern Art Notes, Tyler Green’s popular chronicle and critique of art and art institutions, is running a tournament to name America’s favorite art museum.
The final round of voting just opened and…The Clark is up against the Toledo Museum of Art.
Yep. The Clark. In Williamstown.
The Clark has already defeated The Art Institute of Chicago, The National Gallery of Art and The Philadelphia Museum of Art in previous rounds of voting. (They also just scored Metroland Magazine’s nod as the Best Museum in the Capital Region.)
Yes, it’s a popularity contest, but it illustrates the passion and commitment of The Clark’s patrons as well as the museum’s progressive vision in developing exhibitions, concert series, film screenings and lectures.
You can vote here. Voting runs through Sunday, and judging by some of the comments on the site, Toledo has mobilized their forces.