The Baltimore Museum of Art recruited the museum’s security team to curate their exhibit titled “Guarding the Art”. 17 security guards were selected to spend a year learning about how to be a museum curator and how to make art exhibits. The museum’s chief curator realized that security guards spend more time with the art than anyone, and their opinions should be exemplified in a formal exhibit. Each guard selected three pieces from the museum collection that they felt connected to, researched the history of the piece, and wrote their own descriptions. The exhibit includes objects from Indigenous artists, furniture, and paintings that haven’t been on display in decades. “Guarding the Art” opened on March 27th and is open until July 10th.
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