At the Met
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"I always find paintings like this a little bit creepy."
Birds of Manhattan
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Welcome to the Museum of One's Kitchen
"It's museum-store quality."
They're museum quality!"
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"Then what happened?"
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"They have extraordinary taste."
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"Well, they certainly have brightened things up around here!"
"I hope no one's noticed, but I am totally phoning it in today."
Masterpieces from The Golden Age of Tax-Deductible Contributions
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The outside of a museum with a banner that reads "Nothing by you".
"Fortunately, I think we have an extremely accurate copy of it in the museum's gift shop."
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"There's no charge for wandering around in the woods, but a three-dollar contribution is suggested."
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Museum of Commerce and gift shop.
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"Careful now. It's fragile."
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The TROU of the Baroque
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"This artist is a deeply religious feminist and anti-smoking advocate, who made a lot of money in the computer industry before going off to paint in Paris, where she now lives with her husband and two little girls."
Monet in the '90s.
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"I don't see the Whitney, but Mary Boone will send you a Christmas card."
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"You're lucky that painting was of a horse."
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A sign outside the "Museum of Modern Gift Items" reads "T-shirts of the Masters Sale".
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Jackson Pollock Signs A Rent Check
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"I'll go in and look at stuff, but I won't read any signage."
"For big, important things, it's the Met and the Modern, of course—but the Whitney is great for stocking-stuffers."
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