on a Theme
After choosing a subject, the Curator of Fine Art develops a plan that describes the exhibit, goals, and costs. Exhibits can be organized by one or more of the following:
artist medium (such as oil, watercolor, or pencil) style (romantic, realist, impressionism, etc.) time period genre (landscape, portrait, still life, etc.)technique (painting, drawing, sculpture, photograph, etc.)
The Curator of Fine Art decided to organize the Balancing Act exhibit by artist (Richard Hunt), by
medium (sculpture, drawings, and models) andOne of the goals was to show how Mr. Hunt's work has changed over time and how he responded through his art to what was happening in the world. The title, Balancing Act, has two meanings: The sculptures seem to balance in the air, and Richard Hunt has to balance the different parts of his life and career.
Other Members of the Art Team
Next, a project-planning committee meets. The Director of Art reviews the proposal and, upon approval, schedules the exhibit.
curator contacted Richard Hunt to invite him to exhibit his work. After
Hunt accepted, the curator visited the artist's studio to dicuss the details
of the show.
The registrar, who handles all of the arrangements for lending and borrowing artwork, must prepare the proper documents for any borrowed items in the exhibit.
The preparator builds any exhibit furniture (cases, platforms, pedestals, etc.) needed to display the artwork. In creating the platforms and pedestals for Balancing Act, the preparator had to consider the size and scale of each sculpture.
The graphic artist designs a reception invitation and an exhibition brochure.
The director of development plans an opening reception.
A museum educator creates educational activities for the gallery.
The next step is to pick up the sculpture, move it to the gallery, and install it.
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