The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum's employees have been "busting their tails" to make ArtPrize go smoothly, in the words of one ArtPrize organizer.
It's their big spotlight: last year, some 195,000 visitors trooped through the museum to check out the ArtPrize entries housed in the Ford. Even more visitors are expected this year, according to one museum official.
But now, with a government shutdown just hours away, the Ford museum could go dark at midnight tonight.
And two of Artprize's top 10 finalists are still on display in the museum.