Friday, April 19, 2013

Curves from Math

Origami and Glass Works by Martin and Erik Demaine
EXHIBITION: April 21 - May 26, 2013, FREE

Our preparator Alan and our intern Alisa are putting the finishing touches on this fascinating show that opens Sunday. 

An exhibition Martin and Eric Demaine, father and son artists from  MIT, this show demonstrates how math can inform the art of origami. This is a partnership with the Uk Math Department, and Sylvia Serel-Cuhl.
They have just  put on the vitrines (plexiglass covers that protect the art) and are cleaning them.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Writing About Art

Students from Elkhorn Middle School came to the museum to write about art.  A writing tour encourages students to look  ,think and express their thoughts and feelings in writing.  Studies show that all museum tours increase vocabulary.   Art and
the Animal is a very appealing show to write about!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Conservator Reveals Secrets

Barry Bauman is a famous conservator from
Chicago, Illinois. One of his discoveries was featured on the front page of the New York Times! He works only for museums and non-profits and kindly does conservation for smaller museums like ourselves at no cost except for supplies and shipping.  We were delighted to have the opportunity to hear him speak about his working methods. Barry has conserved 14 of our paintings to date!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Can't See It All

Our museum has over 4500 objects. But you can't see them all in one visit, because there is not space for all of them to be on view.  Only 5 to 10% of the permanent collection is up at one time. this is true in the largest museums as well as small ones.

The registrar is responsible for making sure that the vault is in excellent order, conditions are perfect
for artwork, and that each object is in its place and can be found easily.