The Hapsburgs!

The Minneapolis Institute of Art is currently hosting an exhibit of art from the collection of the Hapsburgs.

It’s well, well, WELL worth your time.

Not only is the art amazing, the history is wonderful, and …

… and the PLACARDS are a national treasure.

I do not know who wrote the informational caption-y notes for this exhibit, but whoever they are, they were on their A++ Caption Game. The notes are informative, intriguing, and extremely deadpan-wry-funny. They are also socially pointed, remarking on the sometimes vile beliefs and attitudes of both the historical moment reflected in the art and the state of the world today.

I wrote an email AND filled out a comment card complementing the unknown caption-writer.

Again, I highly recommend seeing this exhibit while you can. It’s a treat.


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