Sparkly mayonnaise jars and modern art

During my recent trip to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts I took this photo of modern food items treated somehow to make them sparkle:

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I’m guessing this is a trenchant commentary on American consumerism.  But I could be wrong–the artist might just enjoy making mayonnaise jars and cracker boxes sparkle.  In either case I’m a bit baffled by why these objects are in a major art museum.

Seems to me you go to a museum like the MFA to view objects that you’ll want to view again and again.  Like this happy, wise statue:

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Or this famous Renoir (sorry for the tilty iPhone):

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I don’t think I’m cut out to be an art critic.

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