Video: Inside an installation

Behind the scenes at the Kemper Art Museum

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis boasts one of the nation’s finest university collections.

This fall, the museum is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Fumihiko Maki–designed facility with “Real/Radical/Psychological: The Collection on Display.” Nearly a year in the planning, the exhibition — which opened Sept. 9 — is the largest display of the permanent collection in the museum’s history. This time-lapse video presents a peek behind the scenes as museum staff install more than 200 works in three sections showcasing “The Long Nineteenth Century,” “Modernism and the Twentieth Century,” and “Contemporary Moments.”

“Real/Radical/Psychological” remains on view through Jan. 15, 2017. The museum is located on Washington University’s Danforth Campus, near the intersection of Skinker and Forsyth boulevards. Regular hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. the first Friday of the month. The museum is closed Tuesdays.

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