Ask a curator

“What’s your favorite work of art?”

“How do you know that painting isn’t a fake?”

“So why won’t you give back those Elgin marbles, anyway?”

“Are you willing to steal a work of art for your collection?

“What’s the ugliest thing in your museum?”

“Why do you always dress in black?”

Those are just a few of the questions you may see flashing across your Twitter screen if you follow #askacurator this Wednesday, September 1.

All day museum curators around the world – including those at the Walker, the Weisman, the MIA and the Science Museum of Minnesota – will be answering the public’s questions in an attempt to show they’re really much more accessible than you might think.

So what do you want to know?

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