The Best of Barter

May 18, 2023 - September 17, 2023

Exhibit Details

The Best of Barter 

May 18, 2023 – September 17, 2023 

Organized by William King Museum of Art in Collaboration with Barter Theatre

Presented in the United Company Contemporary Regional Gallery


The Best of Barter displays the contemporary, the avant-garde, and the downright spectacular constructions created by Barter Theatre designers. Take a glimpse into the craftsmanship that exists behind every stitch and the thoughtfulness of every movement, every pose, and every step that an actor takes on stage.


Examine the costumes conceived by Barter Theatre’s costume department and discover the sleuths that integrate historical fashion and present-day production. Explore the makings of kinetic props with Barter’s leading prop designers as they prepare to truly set the stage. Dive into details of set design with Barter Theatre’s set designers as they prepare for quick scene changes, dance numbers, and heartfelt melodies. The magic of the theater is revealed as viewers learn what goes into the making of a Barter Theatre production and the labor-intensive ties that bind each performance.


Discover the stories behind the scenes with Barter Theatre in William King Museum of Art’s exhibit, The Best of Barter!


Learn more about Barter Theatre.


Tours at Two

Enjoy light refreshments and a curator or staff-led tour of The Best of BarterSunday September 17, 2023 at 2:00PM. Register by email at


This exhibition is part of the McGlothlin Exhibition Series at William King Museum of Art.

This exhibition is sponsored by Ballad Health’s Johnston Memorial Hospital.