This exhibition was postponed from summer 2020 to spring/summer 2021. Exhibition dates are subject to change.
Curated by Bailey Placzek and Dean Sobel, this exhibition digs deep into the Museum’s vaults to present the collection in two complementary but alternate ways as a means to understand how artworks and their meaning can change based upon curatorial strategy. (We welcome you to take part in our experiment.)
Museums go to great lengths to organize their collections for their various audiences: by culture, maker, nationality, chronology, stylistic movement, theme, size, and even by degree of formal artistic training (so-called “folk” art). While thoughtful presentation of artworks is essential (could you imagine an installation of works arranged alphabetically?), every strategy has its own strengths as well as shortcomings.