8 Craziest Reasons to be Kicked Out of a Museum
1Wearing a T-shirt with an Atheist Slogan
Contrary to the museum's version of the story, people who witnessed the incident argue that Rogers was doing nothing but engaging in quiet conversation with a small group of atheists when the head of security arbitrarily singled him out and took him aside to tell him how unruly he had been.
2Jumping on a Historical Bed
Luckily nothing was broken, but the Arlington students caused enough of a problem that they had to be escorted out.
Three students were suspended and the Arlington superintendent of schools apologized to the museum for their regrettable behavior.
3Ruining the Carpet with a Wheelchair
In July 2013, Haas' family decided to visit the Ships of the Sea Museum in Savannah. However, when they arrived they were shocked to hear the staff's rationale for prohibiting Lexi from entering; they were concerned that the carpets would become dirty.
The museum has since offered an apology, expressing "shock and dismay" at the staff member concerned with the carpets, who has since been dismissed.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the couple was at the Contemporary Jewish Museum when they were accosted by a guard.
Onlooker Jane Levikow said, "They were holding hands, and he told them they couldn't hold hands in the museum." When they opined that they damn well could hold hands in a museum, the guard tried to make them leave.
The museum later apologized and asked the private security company that employs the guard to reprimand him.
The couple and a child were browsing paintings by Van Gogh when guards told them that they had to leave the room due to fellow visitors complaining that they smelled. The family moved to a less crowded space, but they were shortly approached by four security guards who surrounded them and escorted them to the exit.
Of course, the museum apologized to the mother and to the general public.
7Sex, Drugs, and a Dinosaur Climbing
According to the media, The Middletown University's senior class held one of its “senior cocktail” events at the museum, a convivial party with almost 500 guests that reportedly included drugs, sex, and lots of booze. Other interesting allegations include claims that students climbed a dinosaur exhibit and also fell down the up escalator.
8Destroying an Artwork
The incident, widely reported in the Swedish media, occurred at the opening of the "Making Differences" exhibit; it's part of a future international conference on genocide hosted by the Swedish government in which Israel was scheduled to participate.
The art installation, called "Snow White," was located in the museum's courtyard and featured a basin filled with red water designed to look like blood.
A sailboat with the name "Snow White" floated on the water. Serving as a sail was a photo of a smiling Hanadi Jaradat, the female lawyer who blew herself up in the Haifa suicide bombing attack in October 2004, which killed 21 Israelis.
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