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Gave Away the Secret (S2, E2) | AT THE MUSEUM

What goes through the mind of a security supervisor who patrols a gallery? What hidden details can an x-ray reveal about a century-old painting? How does a contemporary art exhibition come to life and why is ultrasound gel involved? Episode 2 of At the Museum gives away the secrets.
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0:09 - Conservators Michael Duffy and Diana Hartman x-ray Henri Rousseau’s Sleeping Gypsy (1897).
1:01 - Ana Torok, Curatorial Assistant in Drawings and Prints, and Nectar Knuckles, Curatorial Fellow in Drawings and Prints, organize a model of the upcoming Betye Saar exhibition.
1:52 - Curator Esther Adler and Chief Curator Christophe Cherix join Ana and Nectar to review the model.
2:42 - The canopy over MoMA’s new 53rd Street entrance is installed.
3:31 - Members of the conservation and registrar teams put the finishing touches on the spring exhibition New Order: Art and Technology in the Twenty-First Century.
3:54 - Art handlers slice open bags of ultrasound gel to fill Anicka Yi’s Shameplex (2015).
4:06 - Conservator Ellen Moody instructs the art handlers on installing pins in Anicka Yi’s Shameplex.
4:45 - Diana Hartman reveals her findings after x-raying Sleeping Gypsy.
5:40 - Security supervisor Chet Gold talks about his experience standing watch over Claude Monet’s Water Lilies (1914-26).
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