New Favorite Museum Blog: FutureofMuseums

Yarnbombing at the SF MOMA Museum

I just discovered FutureofMuseums, the blog of the American Association of Museums, and its awesome!! They did a recent post on “yarnbombing,” a street art form where some public object gets covered in knitting/crotchet. It’s playful and sometimes hilarious.

I view yarn bombing a museum as tossing a ball out and seeing if anyone will play. Street art is a big part of the contemporary art scene so I place it near a museum and see if they consider street art as something they are interested in. If a museum doesn’t like it they can easily remove it with no harm done, unlike painted graffiti. Usually it is a policeman, security guard or park official who makes the curation. That’s interesting: Who gets to decide what we see in a spontaneous art event?

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