Widen the Frame

Widen the Frame invites guests to reflect on their own experiences with museums and the complex position that museums occupy. 

This installation includes large scale video, interactive prompts and comfortable seating — inviting visitors to slow down and ponder wide-ranging perceptions about museums and the ways they shape us and are shaped by us. Connected storytelling panels extend throughout the Burke’s public spaces, providing insight into recent and ongoing projects at the Burke which consider shifting the ways we work in museums. Narrated by the Burke’s staff, students, and community partners, these stories provide a collaborative opportunity for those working here to engage and reframe what museum experiences should be within the Burke and beyond.

View On Our Termsthe video project featured as part of the onsite installation.

February 27 – May 12, 2024
Floor 2, Special Exhibit Gallery

Thank you to our collaborators and storytellers


Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation