"You Break It, You Bought It" Rule Does Not Apply To Museums

Good news for the clumsy, if you stagger into a rare Picasso painting and rip a 6″ hole in it — you will not be charged for the painting. On Friday a woman fell into just such a painting while taking a class at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

The Met’s conservation studio says they can fix it, and that it will be back on display for a Picasso retrospective they are having.

The museum was kind enough not to identify the woman, who is apparently unhurt.

This scenario plays through my mind often when visiting museums, it’s good to know that they don’t have you shot right there in the gallery as an example to others.

Woman Collides With a Picasso [NYT via BuzzFeed]