Your favorite museum is at it again! No, we're not talking the Whitney or the Frick. We're talking way classier. Because The Tonya Harding Nancy Kerrigan Museum (the one that hosted the infamous 2000s exhibit) in Brooklyn is opening a gallery dedicated to the crème de la crème of the social elite.
Who are we talking about? The Real Housewives, obviously. Because what's classier than women who refer to themselves as "classy" and "above the drama" before they flip tables and pour Veuve Clicquot over the heads of their husband's mistress? Well, they have to keep it real - it's in the title of the franchise after all. But how real can you be if half your body is botoxed, nipped, and tucked?
Questionable virtues and flagrant hypocrisy aside, The THNK1994 Museum is opening an exhibit of Laura Collins's paintings of real housewives pointing fingers, and will also feature works of art by Derek Covington-Smith and Valerie Petrov. After all, pointing fingers is the go-to to gesture of these ladies because it's a step above talking shit over brunch and a step below full-on assault. It's a classic gestation of not assuming responsibility for their transgressions and making melodramatic accusations. We mean, while reality stars are often accused of having *no talent,* doesn't it take talent to be a frontrunner for an Oscar because you play the victim role all the time? And doesn't it take tenacity and ambition to be a reality show villain?
We've always been of the belief that reality shows are an art form. So it was only a matter of time that the Venuses and Mona Lisas of New York got their own exhibit. The showing will be open from October 7th to November 12th, and be sure to purchase a ticket to their opening gala in advance if you want to snag the very first 'grams of the pieces.
[Photos courtesy THNK1994]