Anthony Marchetti lead image photo collage of nature and interior

The Connecticut Room, North Branford, CT, 2016 Anthony Marchetti, American, born 1979 Ink-jet print Courtesy the artist L2016.38.1

Living Rooms | The American Period Rooms: Inside/Out

April 2, 2016 - March 5, 2017

When visiting Mia’s American period rooms, Minneapolis-based photographer Anthony Marchetti became interested in the artifice of these spaces, especially the stories of how each room was disassembled, moved, then reassembled in the museum. After months of research in Mia’s curatorial archives and extensive research trips, Marchetti has created a new series of photographs that meditates on the displacement of these once-functional living spaces and reincorporates them into their original locations.

This project is part of Living Rooms, an initiative to present Mia’s historic interiors and decorative arts collections in new ways.

Generous support for this project provided by the MacFarlane Memorial Room Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation. Generous support for Living Rooms provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and donors at the 2014 Mia Gala.