Just what has been weighing so heavily on the mind of Rodin's "The Thinker" all these years?
The staff at the UI's Krannert Art Museum is asking community members to scratch their own brains to see what they think. The museum is sponsoring a competition to identify the best idea whether "funny, clever or serious." The winning entry will be incorporated into the design of area billboards promoting the exhibition "Rodin: Sculptures From the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collection." The billboard design will include an image of "The Thinker," with the selected phrase enclosed in a cartoon-like "thought bubble."
The winner of the competition will receive a complimentary book, "Rodin in His Time," and a yearlong membership to the museum.
Entries should be limited to 10 words or less and may be e-mailed through April 25 along with the entrant's name, address and phone number to email@example.com. Entry forms also are available at the museum.
Entries will be judged by committee, and the winner will be announced at the public opening of the Rodin exhibition, between 6:30 and 8 p.m. April 25.
More information about the competition and the exhibition can be found on the museum's Web site: www.art.uiuc.edu/kam.