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World-renowned Collection's First-Ever Special Exhibition: The John Michael Kohler Arts Center

New York, NY, — The 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.

Started 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 plumbing ware manufacturer, Kohler Co.

The exhibition includes images from six washrooms from the following artists:

"These washrooms are permanently installed works of art and now the whole world has the opportunity to enjoy them," Schlemielle said. "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."

About The Art Museum Toilet Museum of Art
The site 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. The Art Museum Toilet Museum of Art was officially founded in 2005 and since its inception, staff members have tirelessly been collecting images from around the world. Believed by experts to be the world's largest, it was built to showcase the forgotten art that can be found in every museum.

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The museum also accepts submissions of art museum toilets to be posted on its website, please send image to: Museum officials ask that each image be labeled with the name of the museum, date of photo and the name of the photographer. All will be posted if the image is selected.

*Please note UNLESS stated upfront all images sent can be printed & distributed at will and become property of The Art Museum Toilet Museum of Art. If stated upfront you will retain your rights.

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