Art For Dummies? Yee-Haw!

John Weeks applauds attempts to “bring art to the masses” by explaining it in simple terms. “We’re all familiar with those books like ‘Auto Repair for Dummies’ and ‘Computers for Dummies,’ and it seems like there is a growing movement to accommodate dummies of all kinds. Apparently, the trend has finally spread to the arts world. This is exciting. Art truly can extend its reach if it makes itself more accessible to America’s largest demographic group, namely idiots. Now, when I say ‘idiots,’ you know I don’t mean you and me. Well, yes I do, but I mean it in a loving, affectionate way.”