[Re] Framed: An Object’s Journey Into the Collections
April 7 – May 15, 2016
It may seem ordinary to walk into the SUArt Galleries today and see works of art in black frames next to crisp white labels, but have you ever wondered how they got there? In order to answer this very question, a team of twelve graduate student curators worked closely with SUArt Galleries’ staff and Dr. Edward Aiken, coordinator of the Graduate Program in Museum Studies. The resulting exhibition, [Re] Framed: An Object’s Journey Into the Collections, uses recently accessioned works in the Syracuse University Art Collection and Syracuse University Libraries to explain the curatorial process that is central to every display. By dividing the exhibition into four categories titled Acquire, Preserve, Exhibit, and Interpret, the curators have been able to illustrate the complex process behind each object’s inclusion in an exhibition.