Quotes and Sayings about Museums



"The best museums and museum exhibits about science or technology give you the feeling that, hey, this is interesting, but maybe I could do something here, too."
- Paul Allen
(Related: Science, Technology, Feeling, Museums)

"Since then I have held many jobs at museums in Colorado and Wyoming. I have also taught summer courses at the University of Colorado."
- Robert T. Bakker
(Related: Jobs, Museums, Summer, University)

"One of my major goals is to develop a web of the small Wyoming museums and create a major museum system. There are about eight of these museums, and they are all scattered."
- Robert T. Bakker
(Related: Goals, Museums)

"The Smithsonian museums are among this country's most endearing treasures and I look forward to helping maintain and enhance their coveted works of art."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Art, Country, Museums)

"I love England though; I've been back a few times and just love it. My favorite thing to do there is going to museums and all the castles. Oh, and my husband and I went mountain biking across England on our honeymoon!"
- Catherine Bell
(Related: Love, HusbBiking, EnglFavorite, Museums)

"Our universities and museums are respected around the country."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Country, Museums)

"Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place in museums; others, we take for walks."
- Roger Caras
(Related: Museums)

"We have created indoor installations inside museums, like the Wrapped Floor at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in 1968, and not monumental at all by any standards."
- Christo
(Related: Art, Chicago, Museums)

"We talk about theatre museums filled with old costumes and things. What we also need is a theatre museum of the old routines on videotape. We are only the custodians of those techniques, and they should be preserved."
- Jim Dale
(Related: Museums, Old, Talk, Theatre)

"Instead of stubbornly attempting to use surrealism for purposes of subversion, it is necessary to try to make of surrealism something as solid, complete and classic as the works of museums."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Museums, Surrealism)

"A great department store, easily reached, open at all hours, is more like a good museum of art than any of the museums we have yet established."
- John Cotton Dana
(Related: Art, Museums, Open)

"There are wonderful museums with lots of photographs of 1920's musicals."
- Julie Harris
(Related: Museums)

"I felt I had to share Idaho with my friend from New York because he'd shared New York with me, so I was going to share the beauty of nature with a man who went to museums and clubs late at night. But there was nothing to do where I lived at night."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Friend, Man, Museums, Night, Nothing)

"Individually, museums are fine institutions, dedicated to the high values of preservation, education and truth; collectively, their growth in numbers points to the imaginative death of this country."
- Robert Hewison
(Related: Death, Education, Truth, Growth, Values, Country, Museums, Numbers)

"In museums and palaces we are alternate radicals and conservatives."
- Henry James
(Related: Museums)

"I think there is a new awareness in this 21st century that design is as important to where and how we live as it is for museums, concert halls and civic buildings."
- Daniel Libeskind
(Related: Design, Awareness, Museums)

"As for pictures and museums, that don't trouble me. The worst of going abroad is that you've always got to look at things of that sort. To have to do it at home would be beyond a joke."
- Margaret Oliphant
(Related: Home, Museums, Trouble)

"What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive."
- Arnold Palmer
(Related: Art, Poetry, People, May, Museums)

"If you're middle aged... where're you going to go to meet someone? You're not going to go to a bar, you're not going to go to a night club; and there are the museums."
- Elizabeth Perkins
(Related: Museums, Night)

"Museums, I love museums."
- Tony Randall
(Related: Love, Museums)

"It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands."
- George Santayana
(Related: Art, America, Football, Jazz, Kindness, Museums)

"When I was growing up, my mother would take me to plays and museums, and we'd talk about life. Those times helped shape who I became."
- Jill Scott
(Related: Life, Mother, Growing up, Museums, Talk)

"Even though the museums guarding their precious property fence everything off, in my own studio, I made them so you and I could walk in and around, and among these sculptures."
- George Segal
(Related: Museums, Property)

"The museums and parks are graveyards above the ground- congealed memories of the past that act as a pretext for reality."
- Robert Smithson
(Related: Act, Memories, Museums, Past, Reality)

"History is representational, while time is abstract; both of these artifices may be found in museums, where they span everybody's own vacancy."
- Robert Smithson
(Related: History, Time, May, Museums)

"Museums are tombs, and it looks like everything is turning into a museum."
- Robert Smithson
(Related: Museums)

"The number of great museums and nonprofits versus the number of corporate headquarters is incredibly out of whack."
- Richard Stengel
(Related: Corporate, Museums)

"The murals in restaurants are on par with the food in museums."
- Peter De Vries
(Related: Food, Museums, Restaurants)

"Murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums."
- Peter De Vries
(Related: Food, Museums, Restaurants)

"I went to the museum where they had all the heads and arms from the statues that are in all the other museums."
- Steven Wright
(Related: Museums)

"I open events for museums and I do charity work and photography."
- Bill Wyman
(Related: Work, Charity, Events, Museums, Open, Photography)