Ever set off an alarm in a museum for leaning in too close? I have. Years ago I went to a lot of art workshops out in Arizona, Montana and Colorado. Museums out west were different than the one in Detroit (which was stuffed with far too many mummies and German Expressionist paintings for my taste). Out west they had great stuff: works by painters such as Ernest Blumenschein, Joseph Sharp, Oscar Berninghaus, and E. Irving Couse. Boy, could they paint! More than once I’d be leaning in to get a good look at how they painted fabric folds — and then a siren would go off. Guards rushing in, ready to throttle me. Step back!!!