Exhibition: Hanging with the Old Masters
Davis Museum Reinstallation
October 1, 2014 to May 10, 2015
Harold and Estelle Newman Tanner Gallery
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 reinstallation process. One wall will be lined with 3D models of the Davis Museum and will afford visitors, students, and faculty alike transparent access to the reinstallation process. The other three walls of the exhibition will be devoted to understanding the curatorial process through Old Master 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 demystified for the viewer.