Who says art and sports can't play together, especially if there's a good wager in the mix?
On Thursday, the directors of the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) entered into a public bet on their respective home teams to win the NBA finals.
While basketball has long provided source material or inspirational fodder for visual artists (see Paul Pfeiffer, Mark Bradford, Devin Troy Strother and recent CCA MFA grad Josh Stulen, to name a few) it's rare for museum professionals to publicly proclaim their fandom.
But this time, you know, it's for the kids!
The stakes are set: If the Golden State Warriors win (knock on wood), the CMA will sponsor a "Warriors-themed art experience" at OMCA for 100 children from YMCA of the East Bay.