Green Bay and Pittsburgh may not be the cultural centers of the world, but they do have a couple of nice museums. And those museums, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh and the Milwaukee Art Museum, are not only known for the beautiful paintings, but also for their love of football… I guess.
The Carnegie Museum of Art and the Milwaukee Art Museum are putting a few famous paintings on the line for the Superbowl. The Carnegie Museum will giving up Renior’s ”Bathers With a Crab” if the Green Bay Packers win. The Milwaukee Art Museum will give up Gustav Caillebotte’s “Boating on the Yerres.”
Milwaukee Museum director Daniel Keegan said:
“I’m confident that we will be enjoying the Renoir from Carnegie Museum of Art very soon. I look forward to displaying it where the public can enjoy it and be reminded of the superiority of the Green Bay Packers.”
Carnegie director Lynn Zelevansky fired back:
“In Pittsburgh, we believe trash talk is bad form. We let the excellence of our football team, and our collection, speak for itself.”
The bet only entitles a temporary exchange. The losing museum will get its art back about 3 months after the Super Bowl.