Archive for September, 2007

Conserving Watercolors: Misting to Stabilize Paint Layers

In preparation for the Museum’s current exhibition, Brushed With Light, conservators in the Paper Conservation Department examined over ninety watercolors. It was great to work…

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Luce Visible Storage Panoramas Coming Soon

Jook Leung from 360VR came in today to shoot a few panoramas of our Luce Visible Storage area. These should be on our website within…

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“Infinite” Questions Answered…Tomorrow!

Infinite Island opened nearly three weeks ago at the Brooklyn Museum, and thousands of people have already visited the exhibition. We’ve been getting great feedback…

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Visualizing Caribbean Art and Culture in the Twenty-first Century

Artist Steve Ouditt installing his Infinite Island work, “Excerpts From the Propagandist’s Diary of L. Padre Grande,” 2007. What happens after an exhibition opens? Even…

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Purchasing a Major Work of Art for the Collection – part V

Armed with the “wish list” and approximate budget I described in my previous entries, the team of curators and trustees who were interested in finding…

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Play

One of the great pleasures of working at the Brooklyn Museum is having access to research collections that run the gamut from antiquity to contemporary…

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Video from the Art Parade

Following up from this earlier post, here’s our video from the Dietch Art Parade! Many thanks to Tiny Masters of Today for allowing us to…

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Tree of Paradise travels to Dayton

Tree of Paradise: Jewish Mosaics from the Roman Empire opens September 21 at the Dayton Art Institute in Dayton, Ohio. I curated this exhibition for…

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We had a blast at the Deitch Art Parade!

We had a fabulous time at the Art Parade! Many thanks Robert and Dawn at Jet Set Salon for transforming my hair into the Brooklyn…

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We’re going to the Art Parade!

For the first time, we are going to be in The Art Parade this weekend, so stop by and say hello! Pics will be posted…

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Purchasing a Major Work of Art for the Collection – part IV

I have been discussing the process of acquiring a new masterpiece for the collection, and in my first installment, I introduced the object, a bronze…

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Brushed with Light: American Landscape Watercolors from the Collection

One of the great challenges of working with the Brooklyn Museum’s large and important collection of American watercolors is determining how best to share it…

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