Museum Goers Mistake Crashed Construction Crane For Art Installation

April 10, 2015


This is a video news report about a construction crane that toppled over at the Dallas Museum of Art while erecting a tent. Onlookers mistook the precariously tilted crane for a new art installation, and I would have done the same thing. I mean, who's to say it's not art? Looks like art to me. And probably better than half the stuff in the actual museum. Except for the tasteful nudes. Nothing tops a tasteful nude. "Nothing?" NOTHING.

Keep going for one more shot and the video, then get out there and create some accidental art of your own.


Thanks to Stephanie W, who agrees all accidents are art in their own way.

  • teenygozer

    I once tripped over a half-open toolbox sitting by a paint-stained tarp when I was backing away from a huge wall mural (so as to take it all in better) in a dimly-lit gallery in Manhattan. The toolbox looked exactly like my dad's toolbox when he was in the middle of a job and the tarp looked like any other tarp. It was, in fact, an art installation, and despite how the two works impinged on one another, the artist wasn't the same one at the mural artist, they just happened to be in the same room. I can't help but think dozens of people must have tripped over that art installation to get a better look at that mural and wonder if the artist set it up near the mural on purpose. You know, to "affect" people and give them that lovely jolt of adrenaline as they narrowly avoided crashing into the hardwood floor.

  • Gene Kaufman
  • asdfasdf

    nothing? not even tasteless nudes?

  • Meh

    Art, the toilet of the 21st Century.

  • Xockszky

    With so many bizarre art exhibits, I'm not surprised!

  • Leland_Gaunt

    I live in the area, and yes, people from Dallas really are THAT dumb. Sigh...

  • C-Basstian

    Lol ya I saw that today. Gotta love stories about your own backyard.

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