This Throwback Thursday, we remember the wonder of the 2002 exhibition Panopticon: An Art Spectacular. Featuring over 500 objects from our collection, this show offered a new way to look at and engage with art. Meaning “a place where everything can be seen at once,” Panopticon filled the floors and covered the walls floor to ceiling of our Heinz Galleries with paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings from across time periods and styles. Interactive stations were set up for visitors to respond to the works and reflect on posed questions sparking dialogue with CMOA staff and other museum goers.
“The art is friendlier in a jumble like that,” shared one visitor. “And I like finding what you know and seeing it next to something unfamiliar. You see it differently.”
Check out these pictures and see what looks different or familiar to you!