Kim Designs ‘Off the Wall’ at Isabella Stewart Gardner
Yugon Kim (Critic, Interior Architecture) is the designer of the recently opened exhibition Off the Wall: Gardner and Her Masterpieces at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA.
Prompted by ongoing preservation and maintenance work at Gardner’s Boston palazzo this exhibition represents a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to view works by Botticelli, Raphael, and Rembrandt in a new context. Kim’s involvement in the project included gallery renovation and casework in the palazzo and the exhibition design, which is located in the new Renzo Piano Building Workshop Wing.
In order for these works to be temporarily moved from their current locations to the new wing special permission had to be obtained from the Massachusetts Attorney General for a variance from Gardner’s original will, which stipulated that the works could not be removed from their setting in the palazzo.