Guarding the Art has the chance to become the model for how museums honor and respect the dignity of their guards moving forward.
Security guards’ annual salaries are less than half the state’s annual median income, hovering just above the equivalent of minimum wage.
Seventeen current and former guards spoke to the Washington Post, alleging that their complaints are routinely ignored or suppressed by higher-ups.
“Everyone wants to touch the art. It’s just human nature.”