Have a burning question about art history, museums, or the Getty Museum in particular? Today, Getty Museum Director Timothy Potts joins the Reddit community in an AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) session on the “Ask Historians” subreddit from noon to 2:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
What is a Reddit “AMA?” It’s part of Reddit.com, a news- and opinion-sharing site visited by millions of users daily. A Reddit AMA asks questions of celebrities, politicians, musicians, innovators, business leaders, and other interesting people, including Getty President and CEO Jim Cuno. Some of the best have included sessions with New York magazine art critic Jerry Saltz, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Stephen King, and even president Barack Obama. (Obama’s was so popular that it crashed Reddit’s servers.) “Ask Historians” is a Reddit page that promotes thorough research and commentary on a variety of historical topics—including art history.