"The questions are largely based on what you see in the museum, and they are not hard ones," BMoCA spokeswoman Jordan Rob-bins explains: You'll be asked to regurgitate the facts about what patterns Scharfenberg incorporates in his work or which familiar American icons turn up in Reini’s paintings. And then, for every question answered correctly (there are eight in all, and six for a children's version), you'll receive little gift cards and coupons to use at a handful of Boulder eateries and shops, from the Dushanbe Tea-house to BMoCA's own gift shop. And there are two ways to play: by using the smartphone app SCVNGR or by picking up a printed question sheet at BMoCA's front desk.
When BMoCA’s spring shows -- a pair of food-related exhibitions, including Edible?, a retrospective by Viviane Le Courtois, and the interactive installation The Garden of Earthly Delights, by Jason Rogenes -- open, the museum plans to mount a new hunt, also with a foodie theme. "We'll try to tie it into a lot of restaurants and the like," Robbins says.
The museum is at 1750 13th Street in Boulder; for more information on how to play, visit www.bmoca.org/category/upcoming-events.
Dec. 15-Jan. 29, 2011