A Worldwide Snapshot of Museums on 11/11/11

One new idea for every day in 2011. We're talking big, small, local, international, in action, and on the drawing board. Here's today's -- what's yours?

Jenni Fuchs isn't afraid to proclaim her love for the place called a museum. The Berlin-based photographer launched Museum140 as a home for collaborative social media projects around the world, and this Friday, she's looking for some help. 

 On November 11 (11/11/11), Fuchs is hoping to collect a photographic time capsule of museums around the world on one particular day in time. 

"We've called [the project] Museum Exposure because we liked the play on words," she writes. "Exposure is a term commonly used in photography, the main focus of our project, but by adding the photographs to the time capsule the museums are also being exposed, i.e. presented."

To participate, submit a maximum of 11 photos of local museums taken on November 11 (no old photographs) to the Museum Explosure Flickr group

Museum visitors, employees, and museum cameras are invited to participate. Read more about the project on the Museum140 website.

Our suggestions for museums in Phoenix: 

1. Phoenix Art Museum (check out the latest work by Angela Ellsworth and Rebecca Campbell).

2. Heard Museum (see Hopi katsina dolls from the Sen. Barry Goldwater and Fred Harvey Company collections and the current exhibitions before the Spanish Market this weekend).

3. Phoenix Design Museum (the first local pop-up design museum, only open through tomorrow).

4. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (on view are works by Kirsten Everberg and the People's Biennial). 

5. ASU Art Museum (note: the ASU Art Museum is closed on Friday, but exterior shots of museums are definitely encouraged. On Saturday, check out Bisque without Borders, Juan Downey and his live anaconda, and 100 Museums).

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