Thursday, January 8, 2009
Hide the Art, Ethel, It's Raining!
Oh, my, who'da thunk it? The new Taubman Art Museum, that funky (or whatever adjective you choose, but you can't say it without an adjective) downtown Roanoke building that is almost all roof, has a ... how shall I put this? It has a hole in it. The City of Roanoke issued a press release a little while ago to that effect, saying streets will be closed Monday while the leak is fixed.
Art museums fear two things most of all: fire and water. And maybe the occasional thief.
As the Kingston Trio sang many, many years ago:
Uh-oh. Oh no. Don't let the rain come down.
My roof's got a hole in it and I might drown.
Along with my art.