imgp21735As to be expected of Texas, UT Austin is home to the largest university museum in the country, The Blanton .

This art museum, also known as that big building on the south edge of campus no one’s ever been in, recently re-worked an outdoor sculpture to add a heart warming invitation to interact with the work.

Perhaps this is a move toward embracing the ways of UT’s other, more famous, cultural institution the Harry Ransom Center, home of the fifteen minute training video on how to interact with the materials. Get out your freshly washed hands and book snakes .

Seriously though, does this mean no more drunk coed sing-alongs tangled in the tendrils of public art?