The Color exhibition recently opened at the museum, and we were able to document the installation process. Over the course of three weeks the Emma Eccles Jones Education Gallery was transformed from a black box where salt 3: Cyprien Gaillard had been exhibited to its current colorful exhibition.
The gallery went from this:
in just 12 easy steps!
1. Tear down temporary walls (sadly I was out of the office the day this happened, so no photos of step 1)
2. Repaint black walls white.
3. Paint color block walls and interactive magnet station.
4. Once the paint is totally dry, Collections staff transport the works of art to the gallery and create a condition report for each object.
5. All exhibition objects are set in place around the gallery. This allows the curators to adjust the display order, before the nail holes are made in the wall.
6. Curators consult with exhibitions staff on the placement of each work.
7. Each work of art is securely mounted on the wall.
8. Once everything is hung, we make sure it is all level.
9. Time to get the interactive station up and running.
10. Labels and vinyl signage are mounted on the walls.
11. The lighting is adjusted to best illuminate the works of art.
12. The exhibition opens to the public!
Color is on exhibition until January 8, 2012.