Getting into the Super Bowl spirit, the Seattle Art Museum and New England’s Clark Art Institute are wagering two paintings based on the outcome of Sunday’s matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. Both museums are fueling the rivalry via Twitter with the hashtag #MuseumBowl.
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Seattle’s putting up Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast by Albert Bierstadt, while the Clark Art Institute is wagering Winslow Homer’s West Point, Prout’s Neck. “It’s an Atlantic Ocean seascape versus a Pacific Ocean seascape, so it made sense,” SAM’s director Kim Rorschach told Art News. Last year, the SAM won the Denver Art Museum’s The Bronco Buster, a cowboy sculpture by Frederic Remington.
It’s only a temporary swap though. The winning museum will keep the painting for three months.
See the paintings below: