Guarded Opinions 2

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Guards in art museums spend about as much time with a painting as the artists themselves. So what do they think of them? They’re not allowed to say—at work, at least. For the second installment in this series, Paul VanDeCarr speaks with two guards at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles about paintings by Gustave Moreau and Edgar Degas. A regular feature.

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 www.paulvdc.com.

Ruben Green is a museum guard at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.

Wendy Iraheta is a museum guard at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.