By: Elizabeth Carney, Curatorial Assistant
This week, the artworks are being removed from three galleries—but don’t worry, the walls won’t be empty for long (and there will still be plenty of art to see during these changes!)
The floors won’t be bare, either. Diana Al-Hadid’s monumental sculpture Nolli’s Orders will all but fill the space of the first room in the Sandra L. and Dennis B. Haslinger Family Foundation Galleries when this special exhibition opens the evening of November 22.
The other 2 galleries will reopen on November 6. A few paintings will be put away for a while, but this means that visitors will have a chance to see other works from the collection, including John Baldassari’s Six Colorful Gags (Male) (1991), Seydou Keïta’s untitled portrait (around 1957–1960, printed later), and some other surprises.
Some favorite artworks, including Chuck Close’s Linda (1950) will be returned to their current spots—and we will be adding a Chuck Close screenprint, Alex/Reduction Print (1993).
Mickalene Thomas’s Girlfriends and Lovers (2008) is moving to a different gallery—come see what you think!
The museum collection includes over 5,000 works of art. Remember, even though we can’t display everything, the majority of the collection is available to view, explore, learn about, and discover on our website!