This is some world-class WTF going on here, as reported this afternoon by New York art dealer Stephanie Theodore, who saw these parents letting their kid climb into an extraordinarily fragile Donald Judd stack sculpture at Tate Modern:
@hragv yes. I told the woman the the kids were using a $10mm art work as a toy, she told me I knew nothing abt kids. Obv she doesn't either— Stephanie Theodore (@TheodoreArt) January 26, 2014
I happen to have two kids, and they've gone to museums since they were tiny. They know museum hands--hands behind their backs--because we've taught it to them.
I make a point around here of really not telling people how they should raise their kids, but in this case, I'll make an exception. TEACH YOUR KIDS MUSEUM HANDS, PEOPLE.