Thursday, August 18, 2011

"How can arts institutions protect cultural masterpieces without hurting the intimate viewing experience?"

The question arises after a Virginia woman, "four-and-a-half months after she was charged with trying to tear a Gauguin painting from a wall in the National Gallery of Art — and just three weeks after she was released from St. Elizabeths Hospital — ... was arrested in a similar assault on a work by Matisse at the museum."