Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Art Club Visits Museum

The Art Museum hosted "sculpture day' for the SmART Sparks Art Club, sponsored by the Sisohprometem Art foundation, Inc.  Students toured sculpture both inside the museum and in the sculpture garden, had a nice lunch and then spent the afternoon creating their own sculptures.

The mission of the Foundation is to help youth to develop into confident, creative engaged citizens through participation in
the arts.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mother Nature Blooms

Our Education Department worked with students to create a living work of art at William Wells Brown Community Center. It's not finished, because Mother Nature has to finish it herself!  Under Direction of Sonja Brooks, Artist/teacher Luke Eldridge worked with the students to create the sculpture of Mother Nature, which will be completed when the clematis they have planted grows up the armature. Plants and advice were provided by John Michler gardens. the project was funded by an EcoArts grant from LFUCG.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Collectors Visit Crystal Bridges

Our collectors Group, who support art acquisitions for the museum, took  a trip to visit Crystal Bridges, the new museum of American Art built by Walmart heiress Alice Walton.

We stayed at the fabulous 21C art hotel, a luxurious and aesthetic experience!

We had excellent gallery tours, and here the group is enjoying a tour of the landscaping and exterior of the museum in the beautiful wooded setting.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

White Elephant Sale!

Our kind donors are bringing treasures to our White Elephant
Sale. Look at this lovely mantel clock that was just donated! Come on July 20 for your chance to purchase this, and other treasures, for the benefit of the Art Museum !

A "white elephant" refers to something of value that is no longer needed or is too much to take care of. For a historical account of the origin of the term, see

There's still time to donate your items, as well!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Putting the Animals to Bed

Our exhibition, Art and the Animal has been packed in crates, and the crates loaded into an art shipping truck for transport to the next venue.  Here's how it looked from the museum dock as they loaded the huge