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Marshall’s House, 1932

By Edward Hopper


Framed Art


Art Museum
Courtesy of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum


Wadsworth Atheneum Museum


Watercolor painting over graphite on paper


14 in. x 20 in. (50.8 cm x 35.6 cm)


Optium Museum Acrylic®

The Challenge

  • To protect a watercolor work on paper painting during exhibition while providing an optimal viewing experience.

The Solution

Optium Museum Acrylic®

Acrylic is half the weight of glass and shatter resistant
Safeguards against injury and damage to artwork and visitors.

Anti-static protection exceeds that of glass
Immediately eliminates static charge.  Makes for safer, easier framing and less cleaning.

Abrasion resistant
A durable hard coat protects against scratches from cleaning and general exposure to the public.

Allows viewers to see the watercolor rather than distracting reflections.

99% UV blocking
Protects the art work from the most damaging light wavelengths, helping prevent fading and degradation.

More Info

  • For more information on the museum’s collection, click here.