Do Alt-Weekly Staffers Make Good Museum Guards?

april 20, 2006  01:39 pm
An April 16 Los Angeles Times article exploring the connection between "creative types" and museum security positions revealed that New York Press columnist Jim Knipfel once guarded the Guggenheim. Apparently, "it was a hellish job. Not only are you standing on your feet in one spot for eight or 10 hours, at the Guggenheim, you are at an angle." The L.A. Times also spoke to Karl Stevens, a graphic artist whose comics appear regularly in the Boston Phoenix. Stevens says he is "completely shameless," using his job guarding the Harvard University Art Museums as both a place to work on his projects and a first step into the art world.