Hanging with the Old Masters Public Tour
Drop-in Public Tour
Special exhibition tours are led by a Student Guide and are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. All tours start at 2:00pm and meet in the Davis lobby. The 11/8 tour features Hanging with the Old Masters: Davis Museum Reinstallation.
Showcasing Old Master Italian paintings under consideration for the upcoming reinstallation of the permanent collection galleries, the fifth floor of the Davis Museum will become a laboratory for the exploration of the curatorial process. One wall will be lined with 3D models of the Davis Museum on a smaller scale, affording visitors, students, and faculty alike transparent access to the reinstallation process. The other three walls of the space will be devoted to understanding the curatorial process through the exhibition of Old Master Italian paintings. Issues and concerns—including questions of display, conservation, and aesthetics—that inform whether an individual work of art will be included in the reinstallation will be explored and, hopefully, demystified for the viewer.
Co-curated by Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, assistant director of curatorial affairs/senior curator of collections, and Claire Whitner, associate curator.
Presented with generous support from the Sandra Cohen Bakalar ’55 Fund and the Glimcher Fund.