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Brooklyn Museum 1916

The exterior of the Brooklyn Museum in 1916, including the original Eastern Parkway staircase.

In this recession economy, the arts have suffered a heavy blow and museums find themselves trying to appeal to as broad an audience as possible just to stay afloat. But who is today’s museumgoer ? How does a museum go about attracting their attention? Beginning in 1699, the Paris Salon was the official art exhibition space of the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture (French for “Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture”) and, for a time, the greatest annual art event in the world. It was also a chance for the upper and lower classes to rub elbows—everyone came to the Salon. Does everyone still visit museums today? (more…)


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