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Proposal at the Met

Here's a love story that belongs in a museum. Redditor krysxvi took his girlfriend to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. What she didn't know is a special artwork was hanging there, illustrating his proposal that didn't happen until they got to that exhibit.



He tells the story here.

Story: In September we took a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As we walked the aisles of art from ancient times and contemporary alike, they happened upon a room of Picasso's art (Marybeth's favorite). My brother and sister in law were able to then hang the painting I had made of himself proposing to Marybeth wearing the red polka dot dress next to a Picasso. After I was given the signal I brought my girlfriend to the painting where she began immediately began crying when she realized that the painting was of what was about to take place. I bent the knee and she nodded yes as tears traveled down her rosy cheeks. Her cousin, who had been undercover waiting for them to arrive at the museum, beautifully documented the moment through her photography. Soon after I rose back to my feet, we were greeted by a less than happy guard who told them to remove the painting from the wall and suggested that we leave. After a few more quick photos, the gang left the building and the rest is history or should I say...art history.

I knew she'd be wearing that dress because I had her mom buy it a few weeks in advance for her and then convinced her to wear it that day. Also I had asked a few other small museums for permission to do this and none obliged so I just said f it and decided I just do it at the biggest museum I could think of and ask for forgiveness rather than permission.

We also found out he did not remove any art for the stunt, and he used a Command strip in order to leave no damage. Some commenters thought it was a horrible thing to do to the museum, while others thought it would make a good movie.

That will be a drawing they'll both cherish forever. -via reddit


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