MoMA curators Anne Umland and Starr Figura design a new exhibition of works by the artist Max Ernst. See what it takes to run a modern museum in our new documentary series: “At the Museum.” A new episode premieres each Friday on YouTube: http://mo.ma/subscribe
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0:01 Curatorial interns move the Max Ernst exhibition model from Drawings & Prints Study Center to the Painting & Sculpture Study Center.
1:55 Curators Starr Figura and Anne Umland review the display of “Max Ernst’s 65 Maximiliana or the Illegal Practice of Astronomy” (1964) with frame shop foreman Peter Perez and assistant production manager Michele Arms.
3:30 Curators Starr Figura and Anne Umland present the exhibition, Max Ernst, to select museum staff.
3:48 Chief curator emerita Deborah Wye and curatorial assistant Sewon Kang position Louise Bourgeois prints in the Drawing & Study Center to test the layout of custom-built vitrines.
5:07 Following closer analysis, conservator Ellen Davis and curatorial assistant Talia Kwartler finalize the material description for a Max Ernst artwork.
6:50 Curators Anne Umland and Starr Figura consider pedestal heights for a number of Max Ernst sculptures.
8:03 The curatorial team reviews wall color options with frame shop foreman Peter Perez and assistant production manager Michele Arms.
8:58 Art director Damien Saatdjian installs mock-ups of the title wall design in the Max Ernst galleries.