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You Will Need
- A sense of decorum
- And common courtesy
Silence your cell phone
Before entering the building, turn off your cell phone or set it to vibrate.
Keep kids close
If you have children along, remind them not to touch anything and keep them close to you.
Don’t be loud
Do not be loud inside or call to a friend across the room.
Don’t clog traffic
Upon entering a gallery, scan the space as you move through the door, considering how you want to approach the artwork while not clogging up traffic.
When not directly viewing a work, step aside and let others see it.
Tip on complimentary food or drinks
If there are complimentary food and beverages available, feel free to partake, but tip if you’re able.
Don’t get caught gawking too much at other gallery-goers, no matter how pretty, handsome, or outlandish they may be.
Keep criticism to yourself
If there's a remote possibility the artist is present, refrain from making any critical comments.
Don’t say you could do that
Never say, 'I could do that.' Chance are you can’t.
Should you have any questions, feel free to direct them to the artist or gallery owner. If you get a chance to meet them, thank them for having the show.