Last week, the world celebrated #MuseumWeek 2015 on Twitter. From March 23–29, museums and visitors alike shared photos and thoughts on a different theme each day. Here’s a selection of some of our favorite tweets throughout the week. Thank you to everyone who participated; see you at #MuseumWeek 2016!
From Twitter follower @ewpierce: “Spring break #SouvenirsMW @PhillipsMuseum from 2011. It was a scream of a trip!”
From Twitter follower @haionlife: “In honor of #MuseumWeek, here is what I’m inspired by & why I study art hist @ngadc @PhillipsMuseum @Tate @hirshhorn”
Edvard Munch installed in the Main Gallery, 1950. Photo: Phillips Collection Archives
On May 28, 1950, a show by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, little known in the United States, opens at the Phillips Gallery. The show features 171 oil paintings and the catalogue is the first substantial English publication on the artist.
Edvard Munch in Gallery D, 1950. Photo: Phillips Collection Archives