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The Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery provides relatively large, internally illuminated, secure glass cases for three dimensional exhibits as well as fixed and movable walls for two dimensional shows.
walls have floor-to-track lighting clearance of 100" and are divided
into three runs of 9' (north-east wall), 15' (east wall) and
(south wall). Additional display space is in the form of six
movable box walls, each 7' high and having 2' and 4' sides.
can be aligned for longer displays, or laid out in a variety of
configurations (within the constraints of the overhead track lighting
Open space in the main gallery has a vertical clearance of 16'-4" from floor to first obstruction (HVAC vents) except under the overhead walkway, where clearance is 7'-4".
Grid near top of 3-D cases can help steady tall pieces or suspend some light works.
3-D CASES: The secure three dimensional display area consists of four glass-walled cases running the length of the stepped glass north exterior wall of the main theatre/recital hall lobby. A variety of white pedestals are on hand for small and medium sized works. Access to the display cases is through locking glass end doors 37" wide and 81.5" high. The usable depth and height of all display cases are 37" and 81.5" respectively. The length of the west-most case is 162"; the other three are 111" each in length.
Considerations: Exhibits with a definite "front" typically face
south. The cases are framed in brushed aluminum. In
addition to corner posts, there is a single 3"x3" vertical post
centered along the length of each of the smaller cases, dividing the
each area into two 51"
wide 'windows.' The larger case has two such posts, giving
windows and a slightly smaller 48" window on the west end.
is not obstructed, but the frameworks give the impression the cases are
divided into nine distinct display areas instead of four.
is an aluminum grid 81.5" above the floor in each cases, a central bar
running the length of each case and a crossing member at each vertical
post. The grid can
support light hanging works (to 40 lbs.) or add stability to tall,
narrow-based works, but not much more than that. One final
due to the traffic pattern in the lobby, the east-most case dominates.