Sports wagers seem to be en vogue with museums across the country. In February, the Clark Art Institute in Massachusetts won a three-month loan of Albert Bierstadt’s 1870 painting Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast from Seattle Art Museum after betting on the New England Patriots during the Super Bowl.
Now the directors of the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) have entered into a public wager on their home teams during the upcoming NBA finals.
Should the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, CMA will sponsor a “Warriors-themed art experience” at OMCA for 100 children from YMCA of the East Bay. On the other hand, if the Cavaliers prove victorious, OMCA will be the ones to sponsor 100 children from Cleveland’s Boys and Girls Clubs Fatima Family Center. Best of luck to both sets of children!
The Warriors took the first game of the series last night.