Most of the time there’s no reason to wonder why art museums put up ‘hello, parents!’ warning labels near certain works of art. No big deal. But on a recent trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art, this incongruity struck me as slightly amusing…
Below: A still from Omer Fast’s The Casting. The Cleveland Museum of Art bought it last year. It’s on view now. (I’d link to the exhibition, but I can’t figure out how. I wasn’t sure this was possible, but Cleveland’s new website is less usable than MoMA’s.) Update: A reader helps out!
This is the warning label that the museum has installed outside the black-box space in which it has installed The Casting.
This is Jacques-Louis David’s lascivious Cupid and Psyche, one of the highlight’s of the CMA’s collection. It is installed in the museum’s European collection galleries.
There’s no warning label anywhere near it.