What happens exactly when the Anderson Gallery is closed for installation?

So, if you’ve dropped by the Anderson Gallery since February 22, you’ll have noticed that the “Gallery is closed for installation” note is posted on the front door.

While there are many that perpetuate the myth that magical elves appear in the night to transform the Gallery from a blank-walled rough space to a gorgeous installation site, there is actually a lot of hard work that goes into these transformations, along with the 5 million decisions that are made.

This spring, we’re pretty lucky to have a nice long period of deinstallation/installation. (We’re getting some work done that will leave the galleries just a little sleeker. Yay!) This time is the calm before the storm, though. As there are three student shows that go up in less than two months this spring. That’s lots of hammering, tons of labels and one crazy day of juried show registration.

So, over the next few days, I’ll try to answer the question: what exactly is going on in there when the AG is closed for installation?

Stay tuned.
And the student exhibitions are coming soon. Watch for them!

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