The tall stalk of pale, Scottish androgyny known as
MoMA didn't publicize Swinton's project, nor has it provided a schedule of her appearances. News of the actress' arrival to the museum came Saturday from the website Gothamist, which has photos of Swinton lying in a state of repose as museum visitors look on.
Swinton's "The Maybe" has prompted a number of amused Tweets from cultural VIPs and other observers. Comedian Patton Oswalt tweeted on Saturday: "Tilda Swinton is sleeping in a glass box on random days at MoMA in New York all year. And I just thought of a brilliant heist movie..."
In response, Swinton's Hollywood agent Brian Swardstrom (whom she thanked profusely when she won the Oscar in 2008 for
Elsewhere on the Twittersphere, playwright David Lindsay-Abaire wrote: "A family of tourists got lost on their way to MoMA and spent an hour at
Ballet star David Hallberg tweeted a photo of Swinton lying in her box. Actor
Other Swinton-related tweets can be found using the #TheMaybe hastag. Noticeably quiet on the subject so far is the NotTildaSwinton Twitter account, which parodies the actress' strange and outre artistic persona.
Swinton previously performed "The Maybe" at London's Serpentine Gallery and at a museum in Rome.
The actress was recently in London for the opening of the