Of this photograuve, artist Lorna Simpson said: "My work over the past few months is about looking: looking, but not being close enough to know exactly what you're seeing, but piecing together what it is that you see."
The Ringling Archives preserves copies of all of the printed material the museum creates, including brochures, gallery guides, maps, invitations, and much more. However, the Archive’s records of these materials from 1946 to 1995 are incomplete.
Ringling Conservation staff and contracted conservators have been hard at work treating the "Watermelon Regatta" allegorical painting. In this latest step, an isolating varnish was applied to the entire canvas.