Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts

Signage

Wall text, titles, and labels are important parts of your exhibition. The Gallery Coordinator can help you prepare vinyl titling and labeling for your exhibition.

VINYL TITLING
The Rueff Galleries can prepare a vinyl sign for your exhibition. Typically this includes the title of your exhibition and the artist name. You may also wish to include the exhibition dates or other relevant information. Meet with the Gallery Coordinator to arrange production of your sign.

ARTIST STATEMENTS
Rueff Galleris visitors appreciate having context, explanations, or other descriptive and didactic material to accompany the artwork on display. An artist statement is the most common text to include with your exhibition. Statements can be cut in vinyl lettering, or printed as a wall label. Rueff Galleries can assist with the production of your statement; discuss these options with the Gallery Coordinator.

LABELS
Wall labels provide descriptive information about the artwork on display in the gallery. The information you include in your label is up to you. In most instances, the labels will include the following information:

  • Artist's Name
  • Title of Work
  • Medium
  • Dimensions

Price or other relevant information may be included as well. Please choose a type face that is easy to read. Label text should be no smaller than 12 pt (larger preferred). The Rueff Galleries can assist you in preparing your labels for your exhibition. Transparent labels and a template file are available for your use; inquire with the Gallery Coordinator.

The following links may assist you in preparing your wall labels.

The Anatomy of a Museum Wall Label (www.artsconnected.org)

Smithsonian Guidelines for Accessible Exhibition Design (www.si.edu)

How to Label Artwork in an Exhibition (thepracticalartworld.com)

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