A gallery is the canvas of curators. It is amazing to see what they do with four bare walls. In two quick weeks, Theresa Papanikolas, curator of European and American art, and installation designer Larry Maruya and his team are doing a presto-changeo of Gallery 4. The sort of 18th-century English drawing room, with George Romney portraits, Wedgwood and furniture polished to a high sheen, has been dismantled. A warm orange paint called Kaleidoscope has been applied to the walls. Now going up are only portraits—paintings, sculpture and photographs—that span 300 years. Here are a couple shots of the process. Stay tuned for a post from Theresa about what you’ll see in Gallery 4 (and why) next time you visit the museum.