Exhibit Design & Museum-Related Projects: Huntington Library
Sep. 22, 2018–Sep. 30, 2019
Huntington Art Gallery
One of the most iconic artworks in history, The Blue Boy, made around 1770 by Thomas Gainsborough, undergoes its first major technical examination and conservation treatment in public view, in a special satellite conservation studio set up in the west end of the Thornton Portrait Gallery. "Project Blue Boy" offers visitors a glimpse into the technical processes of a senior conservator working on the famous painting. Panels displayed nearby offer information and interactives relative to the work at hand, as well as background on the painting's history, mysteries, and artistic virtues.
All images are © Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens, 2019