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Circles Event: From Maquettes to Final Exhibition

Circles members are invited to explore the production process of our dazzling exhibitions at this exclusive behind the scenes event. Join Linda Heinrich, exhibition designer; Rebecca Tilles, associate curator of 18th century French and Western European fine and decorative arts; and Megan Martinelli, assistant curator of apparel, jewelry, and accessories, in examining the design process of our special exhibitions.

Linda and Rebecca will show Circles members the maquette models from our Perfume & Seduction exhibition, and discuss how they worked together to highlight many delicate and detailed perfume bottles throughout the exhibition. Maquettes are miniature models used to plan an exhibition. A diorama of the space is created, and images representing each object are assigned a space. See how maquettes translate to a finished exhibition, and examine the thought process behind the design.

Linda and Megan will then bring Circles members to see Mid-Century Master: The Photography of Alfred Eisenstaedt while it is in the process of being constructed. Opening on June 8, 2019, this exhibition explores the work of photojournalist Alfred Eisenstaedt, highlighting his photography of notable figures and moments of the twentieth century. The exhibition will center on Eisenstaedt's photography of Marjorie Merriweather Post for the November 5, 1965 issue of LIFE Magazine. Circles members will see the maquette for this exhibition, as well as view the installation in its earliest phase of development. 

Photographed by Brian Searby.