Experience is a Doorway, Not a Final Destination- Oswald Chambers

Monday, March 29

Saturday Night Stink Eye

Saturday night my husband, sister and I went to the grand reopening of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.  I pulled out my iPhone and took pictures of the crowd.  I didn't see any signs that mentioned that picture-taking was prohibited, so I had fun with it.

While making our rounds in the final art gallery, I told my sister to stand in front of this brightly colored painting.  I took the picture and a moment later a tall lady tapped me on the shoulder.  "You are not allowed to take pictures in the gallery," she said and pursed her lips.  "I'm sorry," I murmured and put the phone away.

Ashley said that from that point on the woman never stopped giving me the stink eye.  We noticed that as we left the gallery, she followed us.  I tried not to make eye contact and made sure my hands were in view so she knew I wasn't taking the forbidden pictures.

In these particular situations, I keep the mindset that I will probably never see the woman again, so there is no need to worry about what she thinks.

But to be honest, she was kind of scary. I am sure that I will have nightmares of the woman tapping me on the shoulder, wagging her finger and tisk-tisking with her pursed lips.

Below, however, are a few of the pictures that I took which do not include any up-close photos of artwork (notice I blurred out the paintings in the background of the second picture).  It is too bad really.  Some of the photos with art were pretty awesome.


Jessi the Krantz said...

That happened to me and Phil at the National Museum of Art in Washington...we were followed around and stared at the entire time. I'm not sure why, I didn't take pictures of the art. I think it had to do with me and Phil wearing long black coats (maybe we looked like terrorists to them?) i don't know...but it was weird.

allisongraber said...

Good to know. I will add that to my list of things that I should never do in an art gallery:

1. Never take pictures.
2. Stay away from the tall, scary woman in the corner.
2. Never wear a long black coat.