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ukiyo-e masterpieces

This temporary installation containing approximately 140 hanging scrolls and 6 hand scrolls explored the intimate meanings behind Ukiyo-e. Due to the age of the collection and the material - paintings on silk, the low light level requirement was a constant topic of discussion during design. Both incase and track lighting was measured prior to art installation to ensure the 6.5 footcandle requirement was met, while still allowing enough illumination for visitor movement and also ensuring the lively and energetic feel desired by both the client and exhibition designer.


The Art Institute of Chicago


lighting design

year completed


work completed while at AIC

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