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  • noun A person who visits a museum


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museum +‎ -goer


  • Associated Press A museumgoer snapped a photo of the 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' exhibit at the Met, which attracted 661,509 visitors.

    Memberships Spike at Met

  • Context counts for the museumgoer, as much as for the archaeologist.

    The Beautiful and the True

  • This is not how the 21st-century museumgoer is used to consuming culture.

    The Joy of Museums That Live in the Past

  • The critic Roger Shattuck, alluding to a famous remark by John Ruskin, argued that the wise museumgoer strives to look at works of art "with as innocent an eye as one can attain."

    Too Much of a Great Thing

  • No, it strikes me as more akin to the museumgoer who, upon seeing a work of Abstract Expressionism, says "My kid could paint this," and then goes home to prove it.

    Brian Gresko: National Novel Writing Month Is Hooey

  • In its desire to make more of its collection available to the museumgoer, the Met has adopted a department-store aesthetic in the way it has arranged its American holdings.

    Nicolaus Mills: American Renaissance At The Met

  • The museum is richly enhanced-both in its restoration and in the new ways it can serve the art and the museumgoer.

    Do The Wright Thing

  • It may seem obvious, but why should the average museumgoer care whether the material they are seeing in an exhibit has no archaeological context?

    Museum Watchdog

  • But in every history book, in every newspaper article, on every anniversary, and now before every museumgoer, Hazel's hate-filled face blocked all that out.

    Through a Lens, Darkly

  • “I asked one guy directions,” said museumgoer Greg Libord.

    The Transom


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