The world-renowned collection's first-ever special exhibition is the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Ann Agee. Images Provided by The
John Michael Kohler Arts Center.
Sheboygan, WI. Digital Image 1999
Art Museum Toilet Museum of Art, the world's largest collection of images of
art museum toilets taken at various art museums around the world, is proud to
announce its first special exhibition: The John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Washrooms. The exhibition showcases John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s unique
washrooms, which epitomize the achievements of Arts/Industry, the decades-long
collaboration between art and industry conceived by Director Ruth Kohler
in 1974 as a means of supporting artistic exploration by providing artists with
access to industrial technologies, Arts/Industry gives artists from around the
world the opportunity to create new bodies of work using the facilities,
technologies, and materials of the nation's leading plumbingware manufacturer,
includes images from six washrooms from the following
- The Women's Room: By Cynthia Consentino
- The Social
History of Architecture: By Matt Nolen
- Childhood Vitreous:
By Casey O'Connor
- Sheboygan Men's Room: By Ann Agee (shown)
- Tell Me Something I Don't Already Know: By Carter Kustera
- Emptying and Filling: By Merrill Mason
washrooms are permanently installed works of art and now the whole world has
the opportunity to enjoy them," said R.M. Schlemielle
, director of The
Art Museum Toilet Museum of Art.
"They serve to uphold the Arts Center's philosophy that art can enliven,
enrich, and inform every facet of our everyday lives and we are proud to offer
a platform so that even more people can enjoy these works of art."
museum's collection currently houses exclusive images ranging from the
prestigious marble lavatory at the Metropolitan Museum of New York,
behind-closed-doors shots of the Hermitage's latrines and the decaying (yet
still flushing) pictures of the Mongolian Art Museum's commodes. Since its inception, staff members have tirelessly been
collecting images from around the world and it is now believed by experts to be
the world's largest collection to showcase the forgotten art that can be found
in every museum.
more information, visit www.artmuseumtoilet.org
Source: The Art Museum
Toilet Museum of Art