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Framing John Marin

When John Marin's Watercolors: A Medium for Modernism closes this Sunday, it's not only the end of the exhibition but the culmination of years of work by the museum's conservation department. Robby S. first exposed readers to the evolution of Marin's frames and the import of framing to his oeuvre, but in this video, you get a better sense of the level of craftsmanship and preparation it took to both conserve the original frames and recreate frames in Marin's aesthetic. While some of Marin's frames may look deceptively simple, the process of researching, constructing, and painting them was labor-intensive and time-consuming.