Wikipedia Loves Art…we have a winner!
We chose Robert Smyth’s photograph of the Stanley Theater in Jersey City as our Wikipedia Loves Art Winner! We thought Robert did a great job of capturing old movie house architecture, and his photo would be ideal for illustrating a Wikipedia article. He’s won a subscription to Film Comment magazine, as well as a five-series movie pass to one of our series at The Film Society.
Wikipedia Loves Art was a month-long scavenger hunt organized by the Brooklyn Museum and involving a diverse group of institutions such as the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, V&A, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carnegie Museum of Art, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Houston Museum of Natural Science, The Hunter Museum of American Art, The Jewish Museum, Museum of Modern Art, New-York Historical Society, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Taft Museum of Art.
You can see all the great photographs taken of historic movie theaters here. A big thanks to all of the participants–it was a tough decision!