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Thursday, March 09, 2006
Martinifest leaves art museum shaken and stirred
Damn, I missed it:

Martinifest leaves art museum shaken and stirred
As was the case with prior events, the sculptures lining one of the long gallerias in the museum's Calatrava-designed building were in close proximity to serving areas during Martinifest. But this time, food, drink and vomit were on and around some of the artworks by night's end, according to some accounts.

"It was crazy," said attendee Kathleen Christians, 39. "People were shoving people over. People were getting sick, screaming, shouting, messing with the artwork."

A group of four young men climbed onto "Standing Woman," a tall, bronze sculpture of a goddess-like woman with exaggerated features by early 20th-century American artist Gaston Lachaise.

"They were standing on it, grabbing the boobs, and somebody was just taking pictures with a cell phone," said Laura Collins, 35.
This at a Clear Channel bash at the Milwaukee Art Museum, one of my very favorite museums, and I guess a favorite of a few others. Isn't Clear Channel, Martinifest sponsor, a subsidiary of the Republican party? Naughty, naughty.

Good evening, folks. Oh, sorry. American Idol is on. Sorry.

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