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BMA guards show their artistic sides with 'Guardists'

BMA guards show their artistic sides with 'Guardists'

Art museum guards don't, as a rule, call much attention to themselves. The unobtrusive men and women in uniform who ensure the safety of what's on the walls and floors are expected to issue do-not-touch reminders as needed. They'll also direct you to a gallery where you can find works in your favorite genre. And, of course, they can be counted on to point the way to the nearest restrooms. What you might not suspect is that many of the guards create their own art. "Guardists," an exhibit opening Friday at the Towson Arts Collective, brings together painting, drawings, photography and more created by security personnel at the Baltimore Museum of Art. "When...