Works on Paper
Many artists made their greatest masterpieces using paper, such as Romare Bearden’s collage, Three Musicians. Works on paper, however, are much more sensitive to light than paintings or sculptures and require measured presentation. To preserve these objects, VMFA follows the American Alliance of Museum’s protocol of resting works on paper up to four times as long as the work has been on view. When not hanging in the galleries, these works can be found on the Museum’s website.