July 20 – August 9, 2012

A group exhibition with contemporary artists inspired by museum collections and conversations about content, context, social history and patronage.

Suzanne Beautyman, Melanie Bilenker, Helen Britton, Doug Bucci, Lauren Fensterstock, Warwick Freeman, Caroline Gore, Benjamin Lignel, Iris Niewenburg, Emiko Oye, Seth Papac, Aaron Stephans, Jennifer Trask, Tanel Veenre, Jonathan Wahl, Francis Willemstijn, Bill Wright

Karen Irvine, Curator and Associate Director,Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago
Dr. Lynn Federle Orr , Curator of European Paintings, de Young Museum
Ian Wardropper, Director, The Frick Collection
Finn McCahon-Jones, Curator of Applied Arts, Auckland Museum of Art, New Zealand
Eveline Holsappel, Curator of Applied Art and Design, Museum of Modern Art Arnhem, The Netherlands
Emily Zilber, Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Elisabeth Agro, Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts Philadelphia Museum of Art
Jane Adlin, Associate Curator for Design and Architecture, Metropolitan Museum of Art


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pictured: Jennifer Trask | Limb, 2012. Giraffe femur, cocobolo wood, epoxy resin 31 x 16.5 inches | Source Material: Lady’s Desk, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (French, Paris 1879-1933 Paris) ca. 1923 Macassar ebony, ivory, leather, silk, silver, aluminum leaf H. 44 1/4, W. 23 1/4, D. 14 7/8 in. (112.4 x 59.1 x 37.8 cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1923, Accession Number: 23.174 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York