The Georgia Museum of Art will reveal some of its secrets through hands-on displays in the exhibition Tools of the Trade, which runs through March 16.
Organized by Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, and Tricia Miller, head registrar, Tools of the Trade will examine how an exhibition is put together at a museum. Interactive displays will show what archival materials are and why museums use them, reveal the inside of an art-shipping crate and let visitors write their own object labels. Audience members will learn what the symbols on the outside of an art-shipping crate mean, how to measure properly for hanging a large number of works on the wall and what happens to a work over time when people touch it.
Related events include a public tour led by DiCindio and Miller on Feb. 10 at 2 p.m.; a “Behind-the-Scenes” film series (Gerhard Richter Painting on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m., National Gallery on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m., Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present on March 3 at 7 p.m. and Le Mystere Picasso on March 10 at 7 p.m.); and a Family Day on Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon. All events are free and open to the public.