I do appreciate art on a whole new level after my MET membership. I can see how things fit together now. Why one painting is a reaction to another kind of painting. And there's so much shitty art out there you have to appreciate the good stuff. I guess that's what the MET is for. I've said it before, anytime I leave the MET everything looks like crap. I pass a poster and framing shop and everything in the window looks like a Thomas Kinkade painting. What makes good art? I don't know. It's like pornography: I know it when I see it.
Is it great art if no one pays attention to it. When I go to the MOMA, there are really boring pieces that don't even register with people. Should those be culled from the museum? Probably. Why should we look at some broom leaning against a wall? I guess I sound like an asshole, but that piece's time has come and gone.