Falling into Place

By: Jane Weinke, curator of collections/registrar on August 26th, 2015

A to W 1It’s a relief when months of planning and managing a hundred details come together successfully.A to w 2

The final touches are being added to three new permanent collection exhibitions. I’m happy to say each exceeds my expectations – Whew!

I don’t have favorites, but I did tear up – seriously – when taking time to delight in Audubon to Wyeth: Paintings, Drawings, and Sculptures from the Collection. The artworks are stunning, the gallery space is accommodating, and the color really rocks. I hope you agree.

Recent gifts to the collection make it possible to explore an artist’s multiple working styles. Capturing Nature: The Art of Owen J. Gromme includes not only several of the artist’s beautifully rendered oilCapturing Nature 2 paintings, but also watercolor studies and pencil drawings used to perfect his compositions.

Since 1990, the Woodson Art Museum’s drawing collection has grown steadily. Generous gifts from artists and donors make 950 works available for exhibitions such as Well Drawn: Collection Highlights, featuring twenty-four works created by artists who have been named Masters by the Museum since 1976. Pencil, charcoal, pastel, pencil and watercolor are a sampling of mediums on view.

I’m confident all the details will fall into place, but I’m not leaving anything to chance. So I’m off to the galleries to double check – or is it triple check ? – my work.Well Drawn 3Well Drawn 2

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