Monday, December 17, 2012

The Grinch Stole My Pen!

When visitors are asked not to use pens or take flash pictures in the galleries, they want to know why! Pens and markers can do permanent damage to a work of art, and it's easy to forget it and point with one.  Also, some  pictures can take flash, some can't; so we err on the side of caution. You can get a free pencil on our tree, though!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Holiday Cheer

Children attending our Artful Sunday in December made snowflakes for the art museum's holiday tree.  We are all sharing secret ideas for our staff gift exchange and making plans for the holidays.

Our interns work harder than Santa's elves!  Hilary Rosen comes to us from Transylvania University. She is working in the Education Department.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Little Bird Told Me

It's that time of year when people are keeping secrets and whispering about gifts and surprises. But thanks to modern technology, we can know the innermost thoughts of our outdoor sculptures! Apparently, rumor has it that our  Raven  has been tweeting with the big Uk Wildcat. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Artful Sunday

Children and their families made snowflakes for holiday decorations at Artful Sunday  on December 1.  Artful Sunday is the first Sunday of each month.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A New Preparator

We recently hired a new Preparator, Alan Rideout. Like the registrar, he works with the collection , handling art and packing it for shipping, as well as being the one who uses specialized lighting to sow it at its best. he also is a carpenter who can make crates, create pedestals and cases, install signage.

Alan is also a photographer and brings a lot of experience in framing as well. Here he is hanging a painting on our new painting racks! Welcome, Alan.