mu·​se·​um·​go·​er | \ myu̇-ˈzē-əm-ˌgō-ər How to pronounce museumgoer (audio) \

Definition of museumgoer

: a person who frequently goes to museums

Examples of museumgoer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Studies suggest that the average museumgoer looks at an artwork for less than 30 seconds. Washington Post, "The ‘slow art’ movement isn’t just about staring endlessly at paintings. It’s also about accessibility.," 4 Apr. 2021 Returning home to her Upper West Side apartment, the museumgoer encouraged the couple to contact the Met, per a statement. Tara Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Long-Lost Jacob Lawrence Painting Spent 60 Years Hanging in NYC Apartment," 23 Oct. 2020 Such an exhibit, held without Banksy’s consent, may seem tame to museumgoers in Europe or the U.S. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, "Art in the forbidden zone: Inside the Saudi cultural awakening," 27 May 2020 Austrian art has evolved past such concerns, but what could the Albertina Modern mean for museumgoers in Vienna? New York Times, "A Big Idea and a Big Donor Bring a New Art Museum to Austria," 11 Mar. 2020 But museumgoers don’t have to wait for Tate to reopen to appreciate the exhibition. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "Take a Virtual Tour of Tate Modern’s Andy Warhol Exhibition," 9 Apr. 2020 At one point, museumgoers are taken along a journey from the perspective of a comet. New York Times, "18 Art Exhibitions (and 1 Architectural Wonder) in N.Y.C. Right Now," 12 Mar. 2020 In January 2020, museumgoers can see his work in Munich, Minneapolis, Liverpool and Atlanta. Belinda Luscombe, Time, "I Thrive in a Certain Kind of Complexity.' Artist-Musician Theaster Gates on the Transformative Power of Art," 5 Dec. 2019 Other apps are geared toward museumgoers: Smartify, for example, takes an educational approach, teaming up with museums and sometimes galleries to upload digitized versions of their collections, wall texts, and information about artists. Sophie Haigney, New York Times, "Wondering Who Did That Painting? There’s an App (or Two) for That," 11 Sep. 2019

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Museumgoer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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