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 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 Other reflective surfaces include the polished steel inside a coiled sculpture that can be entered by museumgoers. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "‘Lee Ufan: Open Dimension’ transforms the Hirshhorn’s outdoor plaza, subtly," 17 Oct. 2019 Millions of museumgoers see it, put themselves in the shoes of those brave college students, think about their own place in history and contemplate the long struggle for equality that still endures. Lonnie Bunch, Twin Cities, "Lonnie Bunch: 400 years later, America still has so much to learn about its racial history," 4 Oct. 2019 The instruments are displayed upright, as if saluting both museumgoers and themselves, and deservedly so. Mark Feeney,, "Guitars, stars, and attitude," 11 July 2019 Museum experts say that high-profile shows can work in the short term to attract all sorts of crowds, but the challenge comes in converting those patrons into regular museumgoers. Charles Passy, WSJ, "Muggles Expected to Swarm Historical Society’s Harry Potter Exhibit," 4 Oct. 2018 The names even of the group’s founders — William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti — are not widely known among museumgoers. Charles Desmarais,, "‘Truth and Beauty’ at Legion of Honor: Pure visual pleasure of an idiosyncratic style," 29 June 2018 The artist has installed colored gels on a long thin skylight, to give museumgoers the sensation of walking through a rainbow. New York Times, "In an East Boston Shipyard, a Watershed Idea for Art," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of museumgoer

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Museumgoer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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