Mrs. A. E. Reasoner, New Jersey; Map Crazy Quilt, 1885; pieced and embroidered silk and velvet. Purchase 1970, Frederick P. Field Bequests Fund. Courtesy of the Newark Museum. x1200
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Eye Can See Clearly Now

“The eyes are the window of the soul, reflecting feelings and truth. They are the best way to communicate with the world, with others.”

—Louise Bourgeois

The conservation team from Modern Art Foundry cleaned the silver-nitrate patina on the bronze Eyes in front of WCMA, May 31, 2012.

Lousie Bourgeois, Multi-Eye, 2001_cleaning1

In 2001, the 75th anniversary of the Williams College Museum of Art, the museum commissioned Eyes, a public art installation by Louise Bourgeois.

Lousie Bourgeois, Multi-Eye, 2001_cleaning2

WCMA worked with Bourgeois, her studio, and the Office of Dan Kiley, Landscape Architects and Planners on the site design.

Lousie Bourgeois, Multi-Eye, 2001_cleaning3

Louise Bourgeois, (American, 1911-2010), Eyes, bronze, electric light, Commissioned on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the museum with funds from the Museum Fellows, friends, and museum endowments. Wachenheim Family Courtyard given by Edgar Wachenheim III, Class of 1959, and Chris Wachenheim, Class of 1994
Landscape design by Dan Kiley

One Response to Eye Can See Clearly Now

  1. Bob Rogers says:

    Great pictures! Thank you for sharing.