Museum Security

Actually By Jerry Seinfeld

We post this in honor of the Menil Collection museum’s security guards who acted so swiftly during the recent vandalism of Picasso’s Woman In A Red Armchair

Do security guards in the art museums really ever stop anybody from taking the paintings? I mean are they going up to the thieves, “Hey, hey, hey, where do you think you’re going with that? Hey, come over here, give me that Cézanne.” I mean look at the job that this man is hired to do. He’s getting five dollars an hour to protect millions of dollars of priceless art and with what? He’s got a light mocha brown uniform and a USA Today. This is all he’s got. I mean crooks must look at this guy and go, “Alright all we gotta do is get past the folding chair and the thermos of coffee and we can get the Rembrandt.”

from SeinLanguage, 111.


About T.H. Gray

T.H. Gray is the self-appointed court jester and Dr. Demento for the history museum field. A lifelong museum professional and reenactor, he is a graduate of the prestigious Peale-Barnum Public History Museum Studies Program. Until 2011, when the AHS hired him away, he was on staff at the Benjamin Dover Memorial Museum & Swimming Pool ("Our History is All Wet!"). He remembers when museums were still about history, science, and art. BTW, all of these posts say they are by T.H. Gray because he can't turn off the byline. Credit, when due, is given. View all posts by T.H. Gray

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