I was standing in front of the Venus of Milo at the Louvre about a month ago. I tried to take in the art, the beauty, the monent, but all around me people were using their digital cameras to document the moment. (Notice I did not say photograph the art work).
My moment with the art was ruined by the incessant flashes, so I took to observing people. Imagine my surprise as I witnessed someone taking a picture of someone taking a picture of the Venus of Milo. I saw people walk up to the art work and hold up the camera. They did not look at this piece with their own eyes, they looked at it throught the small LCD display on the back of the digital camera, then moved on.
So I am all for a day of no photographs --- in all art galleries everywhere.