If you ever see a drove of visibly armed people in suits strolling the Met observing the precious work, don’t worry too much, chances are you just happened upon an art field trip for law enforcement. CIA agents, NYPD detectives and other boxy officer types go to museums as a class to “refresh their sense of inquiry” and see things “differently,” i.e. as suspicious.

On viewing a portrait of some painted ladies of yore, Inspector Kenneth Mekeel gets art critical:

The female sitting up on top actually has her hands behind her, and it almost looks like she was handcuffed.

You wish.