The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Expose Yourself to Art Part Deux

So, you'll remember that great image I posted a few days ago?  Well Judith Haemmerle, from San Francisco State University, has been in touch with the back-story.  Apparently the poster was devised to promote the art museum in Portland, Oregon.  The 'flasher' is one Bud Clark, inn-keeper and mayor of Portland, between 1985 and 1992.  I wonder how effective the poster was at drumming up business?!

1 comment:

J said...

My uncle has the poster hanging in his house. It (along with the posters of Klimt's nudes) caused me great embarassment when I was a sheltered and prudish teenager, but I think it's really cool now.