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FRAMING A MASTERPIECE

If you’re the framer at a museum, your job is often to ensure that no one really notices what you do, particularly if your choice may obstruct or overpower an art work. Rare is the person who visits the Museum of Modern Art to gawk at the frames on the Picassos or the Pollocks.

This MoMA video captures some of the issues framers consider when approaching a painting as well-known as Andrew Wyeth’s “Christina’s World” (1948), which depicts a woman (Anna Christina Olson) suffering from the muscular deterioration of polio as she crawls across a field in Maine.