But are pigeons art objects?
That probably depends on whether you have to clean the cage or not.
In July, MCA Denver will begin its Pigeon Project, an effort to redefine the relationship between museums -- who are the caretakers of art objects -- and their visitors by allowing people to check out a pigeon and then take it home, up to 500 miles away. After that, the person is supposed to release the pigeon so it flies back to the MCA.
Conceptual? Yes. Interesting? Yes. Weird? Perhaps. But not as weird as the job ad that MCA recently placed looking for pigeon caretakers.
For more on that and on the Pigeon Project, see this week's Off Limits, "Wanted: Homing Pigeon Trainer for MCA Denver."