Brooklyn Museum asks for online curators

The somewhat infamous Brooklyn Museum, known mostly for it’s berated Sensation exhibit, is sponsoring a “crowd-curated exhibition” by means of the internet.

Click on this link to get started. After confirming an easy registration your browser redirects you to the curation pages. The first step is to fill out a two question form asking about your personal artistic knowledge. As you can see in the following screenshot, I chose “ABOVE AVERAGE.”

And then you curate! There are a total of 389 submissions, and the museum asks that you evaluate each one using these criteria:

    * How well does the image illustrate or express the theme “The Changing Faces of Brooklyn”?
    * Do you consider this an exceptional image, given the technique and aesthetics?

If I taught a photography class, this is something I’d assign to the students for extra credit. So far I’ve made it through a measly 15 entries. The registration process allows you to login later if you can’t get through the list in one sitting. The crowd-curating process will go through May 23rd.

I learned of this story via TechCrunch.


About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at

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