Art of the west
Autry national center
ART OF THE WEST is a reinstallation of the Autry's permanent art collection. This exhibition reconceived the art galleries to include not only a multitude of new works in various medias from the collection, but also reorganized it in a way to provide a much more layered and inclusive representation of the people, movements, and cultures that created the West.
This project was undertaken with the design staff at the Autry National Center; including: Patrick Frederickson, Mark Lewis, and Heather McGinn.
A primary function for the furniture was to allow the artworks to be displayed openly for better viewing while still creating the minimum distance needed to protect them.
The exhibition required a system of casework that could display many different types of art objects as well as intricate groupings of multiple works. Further, the design allowed for furniture elements to be strategically arrayed to allow visitors to get better views and closer to objects with minimal use of physical barriers.