October 7th marked the second anniversary of the Smart Museum’s Art to Live With program since its revival from 1980s. Starting the night before, students living in campus housing lined up to collect 150 works of art--double the amount offered last year--at absolutely no cost. Following tradition, many camped out in front of the museum overnight to get first dibs on the selection.
The first person to show up was Hayton Oei, a third year economics and English double major with his eyes set on a Picasso. He got there on October 6th at 11:50 a.m., almost 18 hours before the program opened its doors. He said that other people started coming around 2 in the afternoon. People brought homework, books, and board games to pass the time.
As expected, come morning there was a line of students in front of the museum. Each was given a group and a number in line. Coffee and donuts were handed out.