by Chris Cater on July 10, 2013
Is it really that surprising?
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For the museums in Houston, the air-conditioning slice is more like 75%. And there is another reason that should be added–checking out attractive persons in revealing summer clothes.
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Never never because “art is culturally important”! That’s like enjoying a beautiful meal because “food is necessary for survival.”
Tourism and a/c are nice, but I mostly go because I get pleasure from looking at art. And museums are lovely urbane spaces full of ideas, some bad and some good. It’s a pleasurable stimulation of the mind and the senses.
And if you wait long enough, all those people will pass by and you’ll have some private time to spend with your favorite paintings and sculptures.
never thought about air-conditioning as a reason to go to the museum :) but I believe it could be one!
I’m much less likely to get a bed sunburn in an art museum than most other places I’d be likely to visit in the summer.
As you can see at the link below, some museums only advertise that they have air conditioning, completely forgetting they have art and history too.
T.H. Gray, Director-Curator
American Hysterical Society
I go to be mesmerized.
Lol, art isn’t culturally important anymore. I spent the day at the Met because it’s air conditioned, you can pay basically nothing, and it was hot as fuck outside.
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