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Blogger launches contest for 'America's Favorite Art Museum'

Buffalo loves competitions. And while I have my own reservations about the worth of such dubious distinctions as American Style Magazine's list of of America's "Top 25 Arts Destinations," or, for that matter, Forbes' list of America's "Most Miserable Cities," there's a new competition out there that Buffalo art lovers may find enticing.

Critic and art blogger Tyler Green has launched a good-natured contest in which Americans can vote for their favorite art spaces. He makes the important distinction that the competition is not about the "best" art museum or gallery, but simply the most beloved. On Green's widely read blog Modern Art Notes, he seeds the Albright-Knox Art Gallery at number 17 out of 64, right between Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In the first round of the competition, the Albright-Knox is up against New York City's Neue Galerie.

Vote away, if you feel so inclined.

--Colin Dabkowski



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