Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Museum for Rent!

'For Rent.' Bogotá's Museum of Modern Art seen from its parking lot.
No, Bogotá's Museum of Modern Art, off of Carrera Septima just south of Calle 26, is not for sale.

The 'Se Arrienda' signs hung on its walls are a sort of performance art, publicizing the museum administrators' argument that the museum is short of dough. The measure worked: The museum's situation received lots of coverage in all sorts of media - attention which would have cost the museum an arm and a leg.

Strikingly, while the modern art museum - and undoubtedly others - scramble for funds to continue operating, the city has just financed a series of huge murals on Calle 26 - which ALREADY HAD huge murals.

It would be sad to see the museum close down, as it's housed powerful exhibitions like this one.

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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