The special exhibition currently on view in the Gallery for Small Sculpture—B. Ingrid Olson: Forehead and Brain—is, in part, inspired by the architecture and history of this space. Olson conceived of the installation based on her initial impression of the rounded wall, which she equated to a mental, perceptual space. To her, it felt like the interior of a forehead, with the cases serving as cognitive recesses—segments of the brain.
Hear more about how Olson was inspired by this space tonight, May 17, 2018, at 6:30 pm, in Voices in Contemporary Art: B. Ingrid Olson in Conversation with Holly E. Hughes.