Two weeks before the installation of Annibale Carracci's A Bacchic Procession with Silenus, the exhibition area is under construction. A baffle, the partially finished plywood structure at the far end of the room, will eventually support the framed drawing. To protect the drawing from overexposure to natural light, the skylights will be completely covered.

Photograph Rob Shelley, department of design and installation, National Gallery of Art
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