Friday, April 11, 2008

Is it Art?

We recently visited the new Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. The new building is stunning and the exhibits inside are also quite good. It's a major improvement from the old location. I was very impressed with their permanent collection. They featured a lot of young artists whose work was both interesting and accessible, which is not something that always goes together in contemporary art. I was also very amused by the Understand Modern Art Breath Spray for sale in the museum gift shop. Of course, I wasn't amused enough to buy a bottle of it, but the packaging is pretty hilarious. It's nice to see that they can present contemporary art and have a sense of humor about the whole thing.

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