The Hidden Museum, 2018

A collaborative conceptual art installation for the Susquehanna Art Museum (Harrisburg, PA)

“The Hidden Museum, 2018” (2018) Susquehanna Art Museum

“The Hidden Museum, 2018” (2018) Susquehanna Art Museum

“The Hidden Museum, 2018” (2018) Susquehanna Art Museum

“The Hidden Museum, 2018” (2018) Susquehanna Art Museum

“The Hidden Museum, 2018” (2018) Susquehanna Art Museum

“The Hidden Museum, 2018” (2018) Susquehanna Art Museum

With this installation, visitors are challenged to locate 14 “hidden” works of art the Susquehanna Art Museum. Think of it as a scavenger hunt. Pay close attention to your surroundings. You may not realize something is a work of art until you read the label. Even then, is it?

The Hidden Museum is a place to practice observation and interpretation. It is a concept where everything is up for grabs. The artists hope it also gives visitors a chance to observe, seek, wonder, negotiate, uncover, and realize their own capacity for sensing significance.

Where is the line between who is an artist and who is not? Is the only difference a baseline level of observation? Do artists inspect life differently? Does a piece of art need an audience in order to exist? Who says what art is?

“The Hidden Museum, 2018” is a collaboration by Erin Dorney and Tyler Barton of FEAR NO LIT and is currently on display at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.