This sculpture was HORRIBLE to guard. Since it is not covered by glass, everyone wanted to touch the skirt– its made from fabric.
While guarding it (at the end of the day no less) a little girl came running in from about 4 galleries over and just reached up and yanked the skirt down a little bit.
Needless to say my supervisor was called in. The nice thing about working in the galleries was how all of the work became “yours” and it didn’t belong to the museum anymore. They were your children. So when I told the other guards they were so angry.. this isn’t the only time they were angry about something that happened that I had to report in about. That is a story for another time.
Here is the sculpture:
degas ballerina

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