Curious & Wonderful: Selections from the Achenbach Vault

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Of the treasures in the Museums’ 115,000 works on paper, many have never been on exhibition. Drawn mainly from the collection of artist-illustrated books, this installation in the Logan Gallery is a sampling of intriguing objects chosen by Debra Evans, the Fine Arts Museums’ head of paper conservation, who has cared for these objects for nearly four decades.Of the treasures in the Museums’ 115,000 works on paper, many have never been on exhibition. Drawn mainly from the collection of artist-illustrated books, this installation in the Logan Gallery is a sampling of intriguing objects chosen by Debra Evans, the Fine Arts Museums’ head of paper conservation, who has cared for these objects for nearly four decades.“In my thirty-seven years as a paper conservator at the Fine Arts Museums, I have never had a boring day at work,” says Evans. “My position has given me unlimited access to examine, both as an experienced conservator and a delighted observer, an extraordinary collection of treasures, works on paper ranging in origin from the thirteenth-century to the present.”Hands-on engagement with the works of art has afforded Evans a valuable perspective. “The variety of creative techniques used continually amazes, delights, and moves me. Unlike most paintings, many works on paper are light-sensitive, which precludes their long-term display. Nor is there enough gallery space for so many works. This small exhibition presents an opportunity to share with visitors a sampling my favorites, never or rarely shown, that I find especially curious and wonderful.”This exhibition is included with general admission. Become a member and see it for free.

Selection of further exhibitions in: United states

18.10.2019 - 09.02.2020
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York

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01.11.2019 - 22.03.2020
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York

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01.03.2019 - 26.04.2020
Seattle Art Museum
1300 FIRST AVENUE
Seattle

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12.09.2019 - 25.04.2020
Perez Art Museum Miami - PAMM
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami

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27.10.2019 - 05.07.2020
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
1 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale

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24.07.2019 - 20.07.2020
14.12.2019 - 11.07.2020
Seattle Art Museum
1300 FIRST AVENUE
Seattle

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20.01.2020 - 20.01.2020
Mexican and Latino Art Museum | San Francisco | In Association With The Smithsonian Institution - Th
Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd., Building D
San Francisco

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20.07.2019 - 20.01.2020
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston

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26.04.2019 - 29.03.2020
Perez Art Museum Miami - PAMM
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami

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22.11.2019 - 06.07.2020
Perez Art Museum Miami - PAMM
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami

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20.01.2020 - 20.01.2020
Mexican and Latino Art Museum | San Francisco | In Association With The Smithsonian Institution - Th
Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd., Building D
San Francisco

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09.09.2019 - 04.10.2019
School of Visual Arts - SVA
209 East 23 Street
New York

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17.11.2019 - 30.06.2020
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
1 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale

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04.12.2018 - 26.01.2020
Perez Art Museum Miami - PAMM
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami

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07.12.2018 - 06.12.2020
Seattle Art Museum
1300 FIRST AVENUE
Seattle

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09.11.2019 - 15.03.2020
de Young Museum | de Young
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco

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08.08.2019 - 26.01.2020
Mad Museum
2 Columbus Circle
New York

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Curious & Wonderful: Selections from the Achenbach Vault Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Main address: Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco 100 34th Avenue CA 94121 San Francisco, United states Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco 100 34th Avenue CA 94121 San Francisco, United states Of the treasures in the Museums’ 115,000 works on paper, many have never been on exhibition. Drawn mainly from the collection of artist-illustrated books, this installation in the Logan Gallery is a sampling of intriguing objects chosen by Debra Evans, the Fine Arts Museums’ head of paper conservation, who has cared for these objects for nearly four decades.Of the treasures in the Museums’ 115,000 works on paper, many have never been on exhibition. Drawn mainly from the collection of artist-illustrated books, this installation in the Logan Gallery is a sampling of intriguing objects chosen by Debra Evans, the Fine Arts Museums’ head of paper conservation, who has cared for these objects for nearly four decades.“In my thirty-seven years as a paper conservator at the Fine Arts Museums, I have never had a boring day at work,” says Evans. “My position has given me unlimited access to examine, both as an experienced conservator and a delighted observer, an extraordinary collection of treasures, works on paper ranging in origin from the thirteenth-century to the present.”Hands-on engagement with the works of art has afforded Evans a valuable perspective. “The variety of creative techniques used continually amazes, delights, and moves me. Unlike most paintings, many works on paper are light-sensitive, which precludes their long-term display. Nor is there enough gallery space for so many works. This small exhibition presents an opportunity to share with visitors a sampling my favorites, never or rarely shown, that I find especially curious and wonderful.”This exhibition is included with general admission. Become a member and see it for free. Book tickets