When Crowds Curate, Exhibitions Are By the People

Botaniker (The Botanists) (post-1900) by Gabriel Cornelius Ritter von Max
Botaniker (The Botanists) (post-1900) by Gabriel Cornelius Ritter von Max
(Frye Art Museum)
Curating a museum exhibition can now be as easy and interactive as thousands of people clicking Like on Facebook. Seattle's Frye Art Museum will open such a crowd-curated exhibition this fall titled #SocialMedium. Museum curators opened up voting on 232 paintings in the founding collection for anyone to choose their favorites, or essentially help curate an exhibition, through social media. 

Earlier in August, some 17,000 votes were cast, reports Wired. The resulting exhibition, selections made by Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram users, will open Oct. 4.

Museum founders Charles and Emma Frye created the collection in the early 20th century. Among the highlights are iconic works from the Munich Secession and 19th century French paintings. (Works by American masters, particularly artists with ties to Germany, were added later.)

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