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Guarding the Art: Security Guards-Curators at the Baltimore Museum of Art

In 2022, the Baltimore Museum of Art turned over the curation of one of its exhibits to 17 of its security guards. In this interview, two of the participants reveal what that was like — and give new meaning to the term “art appreciation.” Get episode 6 of season 4 of “The Art of Curation” podcast right here, along with everything else Dereck and Jess mentioned in the conversation.

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    Listen: Episode 6, Season 4

    Guarding (and curating) the art 💂🏻‍♀️ Dereck Mangus and Jess Bither, Baltimore Museum of Art

    Guarding (and curating) the art 💂🏻‍♀️ Dereck Mangus and Jess Bither, Baltimore Museum of Art

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