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- Have you been to an art show/event?
- Which work of art interests you the most, a painting, a sculpture, or a drawing?
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- wonder /WUHN-der/
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- include /in-KLOOD/
- organize /AWR-guh-nahyz/
[verb] – to choose a small number of things, or to choose by making careful decisions
The class finally selected a representative for the sports festival contest.
[verb] – to ask yourself questions or express a wish to know about something
I wonder when he’ll arrive at the train station.
[noun] – a course of study at a college or university, or the qualification given to a student after he or she has completed his or her studies
Laura has a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale.
[verb] – to contain something as a part of something else, or to make something part of something else
Please include your name and address in the letter.
[verb] – to make arrangements for something to happen
Dani organized a surprise party for her friend.
The protectors of a museum are now its curators. The security team of the Baltimore Museum of Art has been responsible for selecting 25 unique works as part of an art show that is open from March 27 to July 10.
The “Guarding the Art” art show was developed after Amy Elias, one of the museum’s trustees, wondered what pieces of work the security guards find the most interesting as they spend more time with art than anyone else. Rob Kempton, who became part of BMA’s security team in 2016 had never been a security guard before. He became so interested in the world of art that he completed a degree in Museum Studies at Johns Hopkins University after joining the museum. Guarding the Art allowed him to improve skills he had developed in his studies and “learn real hands-on experience in the gallery,” he said. He chose two paintings to include in the show: Grace Hartigan’s Interior, “The Creeks” (1957), and Alma Thomas’ Evening Glow (1972).
It took the guards two years to select works and plan visitor tours. According to Asma Naeem, BMA’s chief curator, Guarding the Art is a “simple idea” but it also raises important questions such as “who is art for?” and “who gets to talk about the arts?” Giving security guards the opportunity to organize an art show is “something that every museum can do,” said Elias.
True or False:
- Amy Elias wondered about what pieces of work the security guards find the most interesting.
- The Creeks (1957) and Evening Glow (1972) are included in the Guarding the Art show.
- Rob Kemp is a security guard who works at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
- It took the guards two months to select works and plan visitor tours.
- According to Asma Naeem, Guarding the Art raises questions such as “who is art for?” and “who gets to talk about the arts?”
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