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'Guardians' by Andy Freeberg at Cantor

'Guardians' by Andy Freeberg at Cantor

In the world of museum guards, none can touch the Russian women when it comes to looking bland and bored.

Retired from one career, they are just as stone-faced in their second while wearing their own clothes to exemplify the fashion of the Soviet era.

Three trips later, the lark is a book titled "Guardians," introduced by a show at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University.

To go to a museum to see pictures of women watching over the fine art is unusual, but even more so is the way that the pictures are displayed.

A picture of a Russian woman guarding a 19th century painting is in the gallery dedicated to 19th century paintings.

Museum guards follows a previous body of work called "Sentry," in which he photographed the tops of the heads of receptionists sitting behind the counters in New York art galleries.

Frustrated, he went to the State Hermitage to seek inspiration in the collection.

After "Guardians" closes next winter, Freeberg is hoping to tour the show to Moscow and St. Petersburg, which means these Russian museum guards could go to a museum to see pictures of themselves working as museum guards.

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