Guarded Opinions 1


Series edited by Paul VanDeCarr

In this new series for Esopus, museum guards talk about the artwork they oversee on a daily basis with writer/editor Paul VanDeCarr. For this first installment, Niko Freuchting, a guard at Harvard University’s Fogg Art Museum, offers his impressions of a 1989 work by German minimalist Günter Umberg.

Niko Fruechting is currently a security guard at the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge, MA.

Paul VanDeCarr is a nonprofit writer, editor, and trainer; an arts writer; puppetry presenter; and maker of video and audio projects. He lives in New York City, and is online at