#MuseumBowl: Art museums bet on Super Bowl

Posted by Luis | January 31, 2015

Millions of people are prepping for one of America’s favorite days: The Super Bowl.

To inform those who don’t follow football, the Seattle Seahawks will face the New England Patriots for Super Bowl XLIX tomorrow. If you live in America, you at least know how epic these games are.

But what does the Super Bowl have to do with museums?

As with every football team, die hard fans live among their city. The Seattle Seahawks have those type of fans within the Seattle Art Museum.

The Seattle Art Museum is so confident in their Seahawks team, they decided to challenge two different New England museums to wager on the Super Bowl. The Clark Art Institute and the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) took them up on their proposed wager.

The winner gets the privilege of displaying a major work of art from the other museum for three months. The wagered masterpieces respectively showcase the beautiful landscapes of the Northwest and the Northeast.

Follow #MuseumBowl and visit the Seattle Art Museum’s original post to see what paintings are at stake.