Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Atlanta's High Museum Waged a Super Bowl Twitter War

Is that Tom Brady as George Washington? Via Twitter @mfaboston
Is that Tom Brady as George Washington? Via Twitter @mfaboston
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
  • Sam Adams as a Patriots fan.  Via Twitter.

    Sam Adams as a Patriots fan. Via Twitter.

    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

  • Opposing landscapes.  Via Twitter

    Opposing landscapes. Via Twitter

    High Museum of Art

In a stunning comeback the New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons, 34 to 28 in overtime, to win Super Bowl LI on Sunday.

Leading up to the big game, two art institutions had a fierce exchange of team-centric images called #MuseumBowl -- with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston featuring the likes of Sam Adams sporting a Patriots beanie and Atlanta's High Museum of Art conjuring up a vicious side-by-side image comparison of landscapes, a balmy scene for Atlanta and winter-ravaged for New England.

The Friday afternoon Twitter war of words flaunted the museums' Photoshopped paintings in the name of football.

A tradition has also been forged for art institutions from the regions of the Super Bowl-playing teams to wager a major artwork for a 3-month loan. Some years, museums drop the ball on the wager tradition.

In 2015, Seattle sent Albert Bierstadt’s "Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast" to the Clark art Institute in Williamstown, Mass., after the Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks. Frederic Remington's 1895 bronze sculpture, "The Broncho Buster," rode to the Seattle Art Museum from the Denver Art Museum in 2014.

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