was based on a recently acquired Italian collection
of sculpture by the McLaren Art Gallery in Barrie, Ontario.
It was developed as a traveling show with the Royal
Ontario exhibit as its first venue.
Unlike most art shows, this one was created as an
interpretive exhibit, drawing on the diverse content
of the collection. Displays were created incorporating
both bronze sculptures as well as original plaster casts
from which the final sculptures were created, contextual
period photographs and even original wax molds to help
explaining the process of creating bronze sculptures.
The minimal aesthetic contrasts and highlights the richness
of the content displayed and focuses the viewer’s
attention on the storyline being conveyed.
Since it was
a traveling show, the exhibit was designed to require
no mechanical fixings to walls or floors, with the displays
creating their own environments. All the exhibit elements
are demountable for flat-packing
Exhibit Design and Project Management – Adrian
Graphic Design – Adams & Associates
Interpretive Planning – Blue Sky Design
5000 square feet
Completed - 2001