X-Rays and Outrage: Different Ways of Seeing Art

Hosted at Museum of Anthropology

part of a series on Transparency

About this FieldTrip

Ever wonder what goes on behind closed doors in a museum lab? Curious about what provokes an artist to get political? Visit the Museum of Anthropology before they open to the public and join one of two special tours that will introduce you to different ways of seeing objects in the museum.


The Open Conservation Lab will take you into MOA’s modern facility where conservator Mauray Toutloff will demonstrate the practice of preservation and treatment using high tech gear such as cavitrons, snake scopes and an X-ray fluorescence analyzer.


The Art & Activism Tour will guide you through MOA’s permanent collection and the Unceded Territories: Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun exhibition, where Pilar Wong Navabi, Manager of Programs and Outreach, will share stories of artworks that were created to provoke social change.

Attendees are also welcome to stay and check out the whole museum FREE of charge after the field trip.