“When the going gets Weird, the Weird turn Pro.” Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, gonzo journalist
“ now is the time to revel in the macabre.” Carrie Ann Baade, surrealist artist and guest curator of Cute and Creepy
For the past few years, it seems that the Weird have been taking Dr. Thompson’s advice, especially when it comes to the visual arts. In 2010, Tim Burton’s retrospective at the New York Museum of Modern Art became its third most-attended show in its history (Matisse and Picasso hold rankings first and second). Then, earlier this year, the Boston Athenaeum presented a very thought-provoking exhibit on the work and genius of Edward Gorey. What better way to bookmark the year than with Florida State University’s Museum of Fine Arts fall exhibit: Cute and Creepy?