Kirsten Silva Gruesz


The Museum Squatter

September 6, 2012
The Museum Squatter

The first time I visited an art museum was in a book. The book was From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, which has perhaps the niftiest conceit in all of children’s fiction: two suburban runaways hide out in the Met, sleeping on eighteenth-century French beds, stowing their belongings in a sarcophagus,...
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