Most of the museum staff is furloughed like me. The Matisse cutouts still have to be rotated in and out of light; the Van Gogh has to be guarded. We call the people doing this work “the Essentials.” That would be a great name for a band, I think. The caller was glad that the National Gallery was open and had an exhibition of photographs by Gordon Parks to enjoy. Her senior center had a field trip to the National Gallery scheduled for Monday.
Source: New York Times January 12, 2019 16:14 UTC