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Art of the West

Grandes Maestros at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County was the most extensive exhibition of Latin American Folk Art ever shown in the North America. It included five main galleries as well as an introduction. To accommodate the vast variety and multitudes of objects in the exhibition, several flexible systems were developed; including: tables, walls, rails, interpretive graphics, cases and benches.

Name: Grandes Maestros: Great Masters of Iberoamerican Folk Art
Type: Museum Exhibition
Location: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Date: November 2014–September 2015

 

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.

 
 
 
 

Furnishing System

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.