by Tina Howe
Museum is a cutting, comedic account of how society constructs meaning through visual images. Framed by an exhibition of the work of three fictitious contemporary artists, Howe’s Museum is a smart and subtle commentary on the human condition. Through their interactions, the patrons, guards, and artists unknowingly create their own zany piece of art. Howe created a witty satire on how critics can “discover genius” in an absurdity as well as the public’s eagerness to believe that nonsense is art.