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Fabric mesh allows for visitors to have a sense of the exhibition as a whole while maintaining the installation's substantial scale.
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Overall view of the double X-wall assemblies.
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Double X-wall displays create a ephemeral, yet formal/monumental context for the Albright collection.
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The X-walls break down the scale of the collection in parts, defining pockets of space, or informal rooms, against the gallery's perimeter.
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Simple wood frames, covered with a translucent fabric mesh, help maintain a sense of the space as a whole, even as the walls break-down the gallery into eight parts.
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Fabric mesh allows for visitors to have a sense of the exhibition as a whole while maintaining the installation's substantial scale.
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Detail of R+L's display cabinet housing the Museum of Arts & Design's traveling display panels.

READ MY PINS

Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Organized by the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection, consists over over 200 of the former Secretary of State's pins. R+L designed the exhibition for the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, organizing the collection into two luminous X-wall displays that distinguish between pins of personal value and those which Albright used as diplomatic tools - often with with wit and verve - during her tenure as Secretary of State in the Clinton Administration.

The double X-walls are wrapped in a fabric mesh and serve as structural armatures supporting 8 color-coded wood display cases. The translucent character of the frame-walls allow the installation to be viewed as a whole with a lightness that balances the it's substantial scale.

Rachel Kim, design team