Summer 2016 Exhibitions, Programs and Events
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Sub Rosa: Behind the Scenes at the Museum turns the Museum inside out to reveal issues and concerns normally kept out of the public realm. This exhibition presents actual situations Museum staff have encountered or contend with on a regular basis that revolve around conservation, collection stewarship, research, connoisseurship, and exhibition design. Sub Rosa upends typical exhibition expectations by including works nor normally shown because of their current condition or questionable provenance. Others, like the Museum’s famed selection of Old Master paintings, are installed facing the wall, allowing viewers to see their backs. Finally, a lighting installation demonstrates the important role of lighting design in the development of exhibitions. Come see what happens behind the scenes at the Museum!