Regular Woodson Wanderings readers know that Museum staff blog in rotation. It’s a source of great pride that we have not missed a week since our mixed-voice blog’s debut in September 2008. Because we share posting duties, our week-to-blog is often a matter of “calendar luck.”
Lucky for me that I blog on the eve of Thanksgiving.
Not only is Thanksgiving my favorite holiday – what’s better than the gathering of family and friends around bountiful tables – but it is also a time to reflect on the privileges and good fortunes we enjoy year round.
I am grateful to work at the Woodson Art Museum . . . an institution that I deeply love and believe in. My work often does not seem like “work,” because it’s undertaken in the company of an awesomely talented team. We all thoroughly enjoy what we do and the materials we work with. I want my coworkers to know how much I appreciate them.
My Thanksgiving – and every day – gratitude extends to Museum volunteers, members, and all those who visit. The liveliness of our programs and the energy within our galleries are thanks to the shared enthusiasm of those who pass through our doors. You make our work worthwhile.
Although the Woodson Art Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, our doors will be open at 9:00 on Friday morning. The Museum is the perfect destination for visiting family and friends, and the weekend is the final opportunity to view the 2017 Birds in Art exhibition. Hours on Saturday and Sunday, November 25 and 26, are Noon to 5:00 pm.
Whether at the stove or at the kitchen sink or watching football after dinner, please take time to reflect on all that you’re thankful for this holiday season.