Huge congrats to Richard McCoy on the opening of his exhibition Indiana by the Numbers at the IMA. More conservators should curate shows. Especially if you’re as brilliant as my colleague Richard. It’s been an extreme pleasure collaborating with him over the past 5 years.
About the best review I could get: a note from Sarah Green, a curator that I respect a lot.
Lessons in photography through the lens of conservation.
The IMA Blog has a number of good posts about photographs and their preservation. These posts were written to highlight the work being done there as part of the award of a prestigious IMLS grant to survey and study the entire collection. Below are links to the posts.
An excellent video by the IMA’s Daniel Beyer about the new installation at the IMA, “Following Nature,” by Spencer Finch (curated by Sarah Green), and fabricated in house by all of the talented folks at and around the IMA.
Nov. 29, 1971: In time for the holidays, the O of the famous “Love” sculpture, by Robert Indiana, was lowered into place — at Fifth Avenue and 60th Street — on a cold day that foreshadowed rain. Photo: Don Hogan Charles/The New York Times