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Judge a Museum by Its Toilet

by Cally Carswell 


Tags: Arts, visual art, art museums, Tate, Russian Museum, Art Museum Toilet Museum of Art, bathrooms, Design Observer,

Tate Musem ToiletThe single exhibition on display at the Art Museum Toilet Museum of Art illustrates how seriously art museums take their aesthetic commitment through a unique lens: their toilets.

The toilets at the top of the pack fit seamlessly into their museum’s identity. The sleek, contemporary design of the Tate’s urinal (pictured), for instance, is an appropriate companion to the museum’s modern collection. But the photographic evidence gathered from some institutions, like the Russian Museum, is just plain icky.

(Thanks, Design Observer.)

Image courtesy and copyright of Art Museum Toilet Museum of Art.