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#MuseumOlympics
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#MuseumOlympics is an international celebration of aesthetic strength, tenacity, and JPEGs, organized by the venerable Bay Area-based International #MuseumOlympics Committee. #MuseumOlympics arose from a desire to harness the huge momentum of the Olympic Games on social media in order to make art relevant to this shared cultural experience.

Quietly launched on Friday, July 27, 2012—the day of the London Summer Olympics' opening ceremony—the #MuseumOlympics hashtag quickly spread amongst museums and art lovers everywhere. For the duration of the Summer Olympics, the #MuseumOlympics torch was passed from institution to institution, fueled by enthusiastic participants, entertained on-lookers, and a spirit of friendly competition among hundreds of artworks shared from museum collections and exhibitions.

For more history of #MuseumOlympics, and thoughts on the value of such social media projects for arts institutions and art lovers alike, see this expansive article by Willa Koerner of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

We are thrilled that everybody enjoyed #MuseumOlympics! We hope it serves as encouragement for further collaboration & public conversation between arts institutions, to provide novel interpretations of the arts experiences we provide.

With much gratitude,
Your inaugural International #MuseumOlympics Committee

   Asian Art Museum
   California Academy of Sciences
   Contemporary Jewish Museum
   de Young Museum
   Exploratorium
   Legion of Honor
   Oakland Museum of California
   San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
   Walt Disney Family Museum
   Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

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#MuseumOlympics

Standings & Results

   Click to see each artwork   326 Participating Museums & Competitors   972 Total Artworks Shared
Judges' Scoring • Individual Artwork with Most Retweets
ROMtoronto • 34
willak • 15
npg • 14
SFMOMA • 13
metmuseum • 13
metmuseum • 11
SFMOMA • 11
SFMOMA • 11
SFMOMA • 11
SFMOMA • 10
SFMOMA • 10
SFMOMA • 9
AcadNatSci • 9
Guggenheim • 8
SFMOMA • 8
pennmuseum • 8
SFMOMA • 8
SFMOMA • 7
calacademy • 7
hirshhorn • 7
SFMOMA • 6
mfaboston • 6
metmuseum • 6
hirshhorn • 5
ybca • 5
mfaboston • 5
SFMOMA • 5
SFOMuseum • 5
QueenSuzy • 5
WDFMuseum • 5
mfaboston • 5
willak • 5
tieressie • 5
pennmuseum • 5
vossbrink • 5
metmuseum • 4
BMacJ • 4
nlagovau • 4
ybca • 4
agotoronto • 4
Museofile • 4
Jewseum • 4
nataliewbr • 4
davide_rom • 4
SFMOMA • 4
ROMtoronto • 4
calacademy • 4
SOCPMuseum • 4
NYHistory • 4
Gymnastics • Total Artworks Shared + Retweets
RubinMuseum • 21
pennmuseum • 12
Sweetest Putto • Total Putti Shared + Retweets
philamuseum • 9
trincirer • 3
Track Racing • Total Artworks Shared + Retweets
willak • 16
mfaboston • 11
metmuseum • 9
Most Bronzed • Total Bronzes Flashed + Retweets
metmuseum • 23
ybca • 8
RubinMuseum • 6
Field Competition • Total Artworks Shared + Retweets
metmuseum • 14
ROMtoronto • 12
Matthew Barney Sports • Total Vaseline Smeared + RTs
SFMOMA • 17
ybca • 7
mcachicago • 3
Equestrian Events • Total Artworks Shared + Retweets
SFOMuseum • 7
hirshhorn • 5
OSMHBoston • 4
Cheese Toss • Total Cheeses Tossed + Retweets
SFOMuseum • 1
Swimming • Total Artworks Shared + Retweets
SFMOMA • 6
Naked [SFW] • Most Nudity Exposed + Retweets
SFMOMA • 18
Wrestling • Total Artworks Shared + Retweets
calacademy • 11
metmuseum • 5
agotoronto • 4
Top Training Regimen • Most Food & Injections + Retweets
ybca • 7
mfaboston • 6
Boxing • Total Artworks Shared + Retweets
philamuseum • 7
SFMOMA • 6
Top #MuseumOlympics Ceremony • # of Artworks + RTs
pennmuseum • 5
Archery • Total Artworks Shared + Retweets
ROMtoronto • 30
philamuseum • 11
metmuseum • 9
Top Teammate • Most Replies to Fellow Competitors
ybca • 64
RubinMuseum • 43
Rowing • Total Artworks Shared + Retweets
philamuseum • 9
Most Hustle • Total Artworks Shared Overall
RubinMuseum • 61
philamuseum • 47
SFMOMA • 24
TheWadsworth • 23
ybca • 21
SFOMuseum • 17
calacademy • 15
ROMtoronto • 14
SOCPMuseum • 11
PAFAcademy • 11
OSMHBoston • 10
Jewseum • 10
mcachicago • 9
cmoa • 9
mfaboston • 9
pennmuseum • 8
MASS_MoCA • 7
ngadc • 7
willak • 7
hirshhorn • 6
MJHnews • 6
toonseum • 6
Navycurator • 6
Base_Design • 6
metmuseum • 6
miamuseum • 5
NYHistory • 5
arlan001 • 5
QueenSuzy • 5
GaltMuseum • 4
kunibeard • 4
wolfsonian • 4
GettyMuseum • 4
agotoronto • 3
Zerahlynne • 3
Guggenheim • 3
WDFMuseum • 3
AcadNatSci • 3
UMZoology • 3
uamcsulb • 3
DIADetroit • 3
PennyEdwell • 3
wwwtafterit • 2
FASTmuseum • 2
ArtCenterCC • 2
ncartmuseum • 2
trincirer • 2
capmuseum • 2
Culturadar • 2
ANMMuseum • 2
quaibranly • 2
sandyqyz • 2
museumsNYC • 2
CTWomen • 2
npg • 2
Culture24 • 2
PUArtMuseum • 2
BMacJ • 2
CarnegieMNH • 2
janakin • 2
planart_e • 2
MyTelfair • 2
nlagovau • 2
DKCOhistory • 2
sriset1 • 2
CAHistory • 2
vossbrink • 2
_omr • 2
BFish921 • 1
GinaRavosa • 1
AWMemorial • 1
LACMA • 1
512art • 1
MOCANoMi • 1
Art_wrk • 1
trudatnyc • 1
katymatic • 1
ROMGovs • 1
flommus • 1
sbhogarty • 1
zschweger • 1
vmc_mvc • 1
BrklynKat • 1
eomalley9 • 1
nemastoma • 1
lo_y_ • 1
arthaussf • 1
mfassano • 1
NAiMuseum • 1
BergFulton • 1
viktorsald • 1
CorcoranDC • 1
akctweet • 1
westmuse • 1
edbattle • 1
fob51 • 1
buddhaman1 • 1
stcoulton • 1
Museofile • 1
shaneferro • 1
risd • 1
peter_ride • 1
Guusnara • 1
MuseeOrsay • 1
molly_kz • 1
hkergrrl • 1
austmus • 1
tarotara • 1
nataliewbr • 1
jb2020 • 1
davide_rom • 1
CesarMedia • 1
lacordero • 1
andredmb • 1
Brieeeeee • 1
ARThood • 1
mcousland • 1
mehnar • 1
a_fedorio • 1
okayokay • 1
landautown • 1
_nutmeg_ • 1
tieressie • 1
origiful • 1
ray__may • 1
mlaffs • 1
JenaVDBRG • 1
LadyFraher • 1
meghan_ • 1
cjfarley • 1
Mohurley • 1
Lipponen5 • 1
bevirtual • 1
ARTnewsmag • 1
JayDuluk • 1
hmiddleb • 1
fringehead • 1
KinneretK • 1
Phaidon • 1
SFAC • 1
MUSEawards • 1
lulustudio • 1
FDRosas • 1
musardage • 1
dtrevisani • 1
lapopessa • 1
socalrocks • 1
bpoteat • 1
fillibeg • 1
byShosh • 1
hacmgma • 1
hsk2 • 1
EperAgi • 1
PghKids • 1
dragnchic9 • 1
Cycling • Total Artworks Shared + Retweets
GaltMuseum • 1