“Rating the Attic: A Crowdsourced Exhibit”


August 23rd, 2013 to August 29th, 2014

With the leadership of Columbia graduate student (Museum Anthropology) and former Museum intern, Josh Levine, this exhibit debuts the Museum’s maiden voyage into the world of crowdsourcing. It is  an experiment in aesthetics. Twenty one objects were chosen from the Museum’s collection and put to an online vote using photocracy.org. After four weeks of voting, 5547 votes were received! Exhibited in the Loeb Gallery are the top ten pieces, which includes a 1774 mezzotint, A New Method of Macarony Making that depicts the tar and feathering of the colonial Customs Officials.