The Carter's newest exhibition, Views and Visions: Prints of the American West, 1820–1970 opens this coming Saturday and features over 100 prints and book illustrations from the permanent collection.
Shows drawn from the permanent collection generally require more behind-the-scenes work from Carter staff; unlike traveling exhibitions where the artworks often arrive framed and ready for installation, works from the Carter's collection must be matted, framed, labeled, and so on. It's a complicated process that takes months - and most museum staff in some capacity - to do properly.
Speaking of which, here is a peek behind the scenes of the Carter staff getting ready for the big Views and Visions opening later this week.
Preparators Greg, Steve, and Les getting ready to install the last artworks in the show
An action shot of preparators Steve and Les working very quickly to attach backings and hangers to the last two prints.