The city of New Orleans, the Saints, and the New Orleans Museum of Art are all winners after Sunday’s Super Bowl.
As a result of a wager agreed on by the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art, and as winning team of the Super Bowl, the New Orleans Museum of Art will receive Indianapolis’ large Joseph M.W. Turner painting, The Fifth Plague of Egypt (1800, seen below) for a three-month loan. And last week, I reflected on sports and art and how each builds community. Congratulations to New Orleans and the Saints! Enjoy your new Turner, it looks magnificent.