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Category: museums in the movies

Museums in the News

Here’s our weekly round-up of our favorite things that were said about museums this week: the good, the bad, and the really quite strange!

But first, I was sad to hear of E.L. Konigsburg’s death this week. Her book, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler made a huge impression on me as a kid and is still inspiring kids today. (I know, I led a Mixed-Up Files tour at the MFA earlier this year!) Read the NYTimes blog post here: The Legacy of an Author Lingers at the Met

Museums in the Movies: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Continuing our fun series of museums featured in the movies, here’s a clip from the classic 1986 movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Ferris, his girlfriend Sloane, and his best friend Cameron, skip a day of school and cruise around Chicago. Hijinks ensue. This scene, set at the Art Institute of Chicago, is especially wonderful.

Museums in the Movies: The Thomas Crown Affair

We’re going to try an occasional series here of posting fun clips of museums in the movies.

Today’s is from my personal favorite museum movie of all time: the 1999 remake of The Thomas Crown Affair. For those of you who haven’t seen the movie, you really need to. It’s about an art heist at the Met, and the people behind the heist. It has Renee Russo and Pierce Brosnan at their most suave and elegant and sexy.

If you haven’t seen the movie, do not watch this clip. It spoils the ending. But if you have seen the movie, or you don’t mind being spoiled, enjoy!

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