Feb 25, 2016
This is a drawing I did at the Rubin museum, a museum I actually like. So I decided to pay a visit to the Guggenheim museum one morning. There was a show there that was billed as witty and whimsical. I was a bit put off by the $25 cover price. But I traveled so far to get there that I just paid up. After I got my ticket, there was a sign that said I must check my knapsack. Never had that happened before. So I had to stand on a long line and wait to check my bag. Finally I was allowed into the museum. I was right next to the elevator, so I decided to start at the top floor. I figured it would be easier walking downhill. There was a family in the elevator with a little girl in a wheelchair. It stopped on the second floor and the dad got out. The door slammed shut on the mother and the little girl. They were stunned and upset. Of course it stopped on every floor on the way up. The top floor was full of rubbish on tables. I guess it was the artwork. As I made it down to the 5th floor, I was met by a woman in a suit and a clipboard who informed me that I was NOT ALLOWED to view the artwork from the top floors down. I didn't see anything that indicated this fact. She wanted me to go to the bottom and start over and work my way up. Then I was escorted to a stairwell and told I had to walk down the stairs. I skipped a floor and landed on the 3rd floor. From there I proceeded to run down to the lobby past all the other tables of rubbish and garbage. The problem was, I couldn't just exit because I had to get back on line to now retrieve my knapsack. I'm not sure I found anything to be witty. It cost me about $2.50 per minute that I was in there.