“With a Wink and a Nod”
Richard M. Driehaus Museum
Chicago, IL

With a Wink and a Nod: Cartoonists of the Gilded Age showcased rare original drawings made for the American humor magazine Puck, a pioneering publication that helped shape the character of American humor. The exhibition included printed cartoons, original artwork, and a range of objects from the museum’s collection that characterized the Gilded Age. Our challenge was to hang hundreds of small artworks while not touching the vintage fabric wallcoverings, which we achieved by developing a system of floating panels that held labels as well as artwork.