Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Home Again, Home Again...

By Chris Rossi, Associate Curator of Exhibitions

Taking down an exhibit is something akin to taking down your Christmas tree. The hours of joy you spent carefully arranging each ornament have their end in a relatively quick undressing of the tree. Ornaments that had comfortably fit in their storage boxes for years seem not to want to go back in their cases.

Last week, we dismantled Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection at the Cleveland Museum of Art and just like the Christmas tree, it is going very quickly in comparison to our meticulous installation. It was good to see that our old friends, the objects from our collection, were in good shape and ready to go home. The objects mounts, like those Christmas tree ornaments, did seem to have multiplied or grew. Trying to get them all back in their bins was a bit of a challenge. That said, by the end of the week we had them sorted out and ready for the long ride home.

Once back to Fenimore Art Museum, the objects, mounts, and we curators all get to take a little break until our next venue in the fall. Next stop – the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Stay tuned!

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