This series of museum interior views began at the Detroit Institute of Arts when it emptied its galleries for the museum's 2000s era renovations. Many of the works left physical traces of their installation. Depending on how long the removed works were displayed, or the conditions under which they were installed, their absences  constituted distinctive and evocative presences. In subsequent years I recorded comparable instances in other museums---such as the Art Institute of Chicago or Metropolitan Museum of Art---from which works of art were temporarily removed.

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