Over the last few weeks we have found so many wonderful new additions to the Hysterical Society’s collection which we want to share. However, like most new museum acquisitions, they need additional research and interpretation, both of which require time. You can’t just exhibit a collection of vintage prints and expect everyone to understand them. Unless you believe that such collections speak for themselves (pro tip: they don’t).
While our curatorial team is busy pulling together their various researches, here are a few ponderful items they have found, which don’t quite fit our mission but are of interest anyway.
These are perhaps the most compelling wayfinding and interpretive signs you’ll see today.
Richard McCor’s Paperboyo is a collection of his analogue enhancements of famous places.
Recreating 15th Century Flemish-Style Portraits In the Airplane Lavatory– the title says it all.
In August the Wall Street Journal published this article, Still Life With Badly Dressed Museum-Goer, wherein they likened museum visitors to swine.
A British art historian questions a $5 million artpiece’s “authenticity” based on the wrinkles in the sheets.
For $85 you can get the Jewish paleontologist in your life the perfect gift.
A historian’s job is to be both skeptical and critical. Few do it better than one of our favorites, the BS Historian: Sceptical Commentary on Pseudohistory and the Paranormal