The exhibition "#SocialMedium" is currently open to the public at the Frye Art Museum. (Courtesy Frye Art Museum's Twitter)

Art World Abstracts: Crowdsourced Museum Shows are Trending, and More!

Crowdsourcing shows at museums to the public, and putting out open calls to amateur curators, is creating a shift in the curatorial power structure at major museums. Shows like “#SocialMedium” at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, a show of 40 paintings chosen by the public, and “Boston Loves Impressionism” at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the institution’s first crowd sourced exhibition, are proving that its possible “disrupt” just about any industry—thanks tech kids.

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