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Tate Museum's 'Crack' Exhibit Hurts Audience

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Tate Museum's 'Crack' Exhibit Hurts Audience

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Tate Museum's 'Crack' Exhibit Hurts Audience

Tate Museum's 'Crack' Exhibit Hurts Audience

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The Tate Modern museum is not falling apart, but it is exhibiting a huge crack that runs the length of its largest gallery. The crack is a work of art, but it's caused some problems for viewers. At least 10 people have been injured while viewing it.

ROBERT SIEGEL, host:

Now from leaky roofs to one big crack in another museum's floor. This one is there on purpose.

MELISSA BLOCK, host:

At the Tate Modern in London, a work of sculpture has been causing problems. The work is called "Shibboleth." It's a fissure that runs the length of a huge gallery. According to the artist, it symbolizes racial division.

SIEGEL: At its widest point, the crack is big enough, as the Times of London reports, for a toddler to fall into and at least 10 people have been injured while checking out the crack - none of them seriously.

BLOCK: The museum says it's working to reduce the number of injuries but there are no plans to cover the crack.

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