Art World Abstracts: Museums Will Take Away Your Power to Selfie, and More!

The chairman of the Arts Council in England made a passing mention of a proposed ban on taking selfies in museums — for just an hour a day. The art selfie wars continue apace.

An actor takes a selfie at a museum. (Photo courtesy Getty Images)
An actor takes a selfie at a museum. (Photo courtesy Getty Images)

The chairman of the Arts Council in England made a passing mention of a proposed ban on taking selfies in museums — for just an hour a day. The art selfie wars continue apace. [The Telegraph]

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Art World Abstracts: Museums Will Take Away Your Power to Selfie, and More!