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The Sum of Its Parts

15 May 2008—September 2009

Curated by Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez and Claro Ramirez

How do pigments and ground make the leap to objects of contemplation? Scholars have historically been at odds about how art ascends from mere material to what not a few regard as “sublime” manifestations of human intervention. While we may never come to terms on how and why art is being made to mean to us, there is little doubt that museums play an active rather than a passive role in this process. The exhibition allowed the LMM to study its own inner workings, urging the public to discover through these ventures how the artworks are representations of who we were, are, and have become.

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