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Reilly Presents Paper on Exhibition Design at CAA

Published February 12, 2016

ReillyPh.D. student Alison Reilly presented her paper, “The Bistro Model: James Johnson Sweeney Redirects Exhibition Design at the Guggenheim” at the 104th annual College Art Association conference in Washington D.C. on February 5, 2016. Reilly’s paper contemplates the significance of James Johnson Sweeney’s exhibition design for Inaugural Selection, the opening show at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and connects Sweeney’s curatorial practices to theories implemented in the Four Seasons Restaurant. The session, titled New Studies in Museum, Gallery, and Exhibition History, was chaired by Antoniette M. Guglielmo, Getty Leadership Institute and Anne Manning, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The discussant for the session was Jeffrey Abt, Wayne State Universiy. The panel consisted of distinguished scholars including John H. Davis, Terra Foundation for American Art, Andrew L. McClellan, Tufts University, and Christa Clark, Newark Museum. In this session, panelists presented their scholarship on current and past topics affecting museum and exhibition history, including issues in deaccessioning, developing connoisseurs within universities, displaying non-western artists, and tracing the evolution of innovative exhibition designs.