Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Research: Worcester Art Museum "Then and Now" by Travis Simpkins. Update #46

     -In the first "Then and Now" pairing, not much has changed between 1920 and now in the Lower Third Floor galleries of the Worcester Art Museum. This view is looking east to west from Gallery 333 across to Gallery 332.
     -The second comparison shows the third floor landing both pre and post Jeppson Idea Lab. In the photo at left, from 2010, the outer wall displays American Impressionist works, while the small interior gallery was dedicated to American Modernism.
     -The third composition contrasts the two most recent color schemes in the lower third American Galleries.

    -I included this last photo simply because I find it interesting (and other WAM staff who know the building might as well). It depicts female students, sometime during the 1940's, taking a drafting class in the basement of the 1933 addition of the Worcester Art Museum. Today, this view would be looking from the Preparator's Lab through to the Registrar's Office (through the door at right on the back wall). This area is closed to the public today, so for privacy and security reasons, I did not use the image in the WAM "Then and Now" series.

Third Floor Galleries. Worcester Art Museum. by Travis Simpkins

Freeman Hall. Worcester Art Museum. by Travis Simpkins

American Galleries. Worcester Art Museum. by Travis Simpkins

Women's Drafting Class, 1940's. Worcester Art Museum