Artful Privacy


You may remember Linn Meyers’s exquisitely detailed Intersections project for the Phillips in 2010, which responded to the brushwork and colors of Vincent van Gogh’s The Road Menders.

Meyers again employs thin, tremulous lines in her creation for the glass-walled conference rooms that line the main-floor lobby of Arlington’s Courthouse Plaza. The installation serves as both an artistic and economic  solution to the distracting “fishbowl effect” of meeting rooms. The work, Untitled, marks Meyers’s first permanent public art installation and was  officially unveiled and dedicated Tuesday morning.

The video above shows a visual montage of the creation, design, fabrication, and installation of the work.

A special edition print related to her Intersections project, screened on handmade paper and signed and numbered by Linn Meyers, is available in the Phillips’s museum shop.

Tools of the Trade: Printer Edition

A photograph of tools in master printer Scip Barnhart's studio taken by Brooke Rosenblatt during a visit.

Just a snippet of the tools in Scip's studio. Photo: Brooke Rosenblatt

Master printer Scip Barnhart will give an interactive demonstration of basic printmaking methods in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition, Jasper Johns: Variations on a Theme. Recently, a group of educators and curators visited his studio at Georgetown University to get  a sense of the techniques and the magic of the printmaking process!

Photograph of master printer Scip Barnhart demonstrating the etching process taken by Brooke Rosenblatt.

Scip demonstrates the etching process. Photo Brooke Rosenblatt

Photograph of Phillips educators and curators working together to create a lithograph taken by Brooke Rosenblatt.

Educators and curators collaborate on a lithograph. Photo: Brooke Rosenblatt

Photo of master printer Scip Barnhart showing the final drypoint print produced by the team of Phillips educators and curators. Photo taken by Brooke Rosenblatt.

Scip reveals our collaborative drypoint. Photo: Brooke Rosenblatt