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Curators at Work II presents a new and enlarged version of Curators at Work: 16 Memoranda for the Curatorial Files, a small show in the spring of 2011 that received a popular response. A year ago, many visitors were delighted by the opportunity to discover that the Muscarelle owns original works of art by modern art luminaries like Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Jim Dine, Man Ray, and Marino Marini. This year’s edition combines the fruits of the research by the students of two semesters of the Museum’s seminar, Curating, Collecting & Connoisseurship [ARTH 330-01 & ARTH 330-06]. On view in the Sheridan Gallery visitors will find treasures from the permanent collection and loans have been displayed with wall labels prepared by the students. A constellation of art world stars are out on view; Daumier, Rembrandt, Corot, Hockney, Franz Marc, and Robert Motherwell. This year the show has attracted national attention for the special addition of a rediscovered painting of St. Francis by El Greco, generously lent by Mrs. Camilla Blaffer (read more here).