Ever wonder where art museums keep everything that’s not on exhibition?
We want to show you where … in our Visible Vault. Pick up a key card at the main museum front desk and visit the Visible Vault at 505 North 26th Street, behind the museum. There you’ll be able to see where and how we store our 7,400-object permanent collection. Whatever behind-the-scenes work is going on at the moment will also be on view, whether it’s the coming and going of objects preparing for exhibition, photography and cataloging of new works, conservation treatments, or similar activity. Would you like to make an appointment to study a specific object closely? We’d be delighted to help. Please give our registrar a call to schedule a time. Our artist-in-residence studio is also in this building.
The Visible Vault is the first publicly accessible art storage facility in our region and one of just a handful in the country that opens one museum’s entire collection storage space to public view. Stop by to find out more about how we care for our region’s artistic legacy.