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Modern Lab: There is nothing to see here

October 30, 2010 – April 22, 2011
East Building, Upper Level

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 11 works from the collection of the National Gallery of Art were shown in this exhibition of objects that verge on invisibility or immateriality, selected to emphasize the act of close looking as a source of meaning. Several of the objects were from the Herbert and Dorothy Vogel Collection at the National Gallery of Art. A single wall panel replaced individual object labels so that the works could be observed in isolation. This was one of a series of collaborative Modern Lab installations exploring aspects of the National Gallery of Art's collections of modern and contemporary works in all media.

Organization: The installation was organized by the National Gallery of Art. Arpad Kovacs, Mechtild Widrich, and Akili Tommasino, curatorial interns, National Gallery of Art, were curators.