Right, so, consider that:
1. Everyone has a different idea about what art is, and it seems that people either think that everything is art, or something is only art if they couldn't do it themselves. (Although I think the operative question is yes, maybe you could, but would you do it for your entire life?)
2. Kids like to push buttons. They don't really like art because it usually doesn't have any buttons to push. But they do, for this reason, like science museums.
Enter "Am I Art or Not?"
Taking a cue from hotornot.com, "Am I Art or Not?" will basically be a traveling exhibition of various potential works of art, each having a large podium in front of it with two big, lovely buttons, one labled "ART" and one labeled "NOT."
So, the patrons will stand in front of each piece and be given the opportunity for themselves to decide if what they are experiencing is art or not. When they have made up their mind, they will press the appropriate button. Also it would be really cool to get a large choir to sing "Aaaarrrrrrt!" when someone presses the ART button and maybe have Mr. T say "NOT!" when someone presses the NOT button.
What they will see should be things like the Nike logo, paintings by Warhol, Picasso, thrift store coffee mugs, Trivial Persuit gameboards, a baloon doggie, and maybe Marcel Duchamp's "Fountain" would top it off. Not just pictures of these things, by the way. I'm talking the originals.
All the patrons' button presses will be stored into a computer and then, when the exhibit has finished its world tour, (Did I mention it is a traveling exhibit?), we count the votes and those works that scored over 50% "ART" votes we will returned to their oweners, while anything deemed "NOT" we will burn in a giant bonfire during a hedonistic beachside BBQ. This is, after all, a democracy! AND DEMOCRACIES REQUIRE FIRE!
Of course, the whole point of this exercise won't entirely be our own entertainment. The point will be to have all those people that experienced "Am I Art or Not?" to truly question what exactly art is to them. And, of course, to have kids press buttons and be happy. Oh, the happy, happy children....