Two days ago, Museum director Kathy Foley and I returned from New York City. I had never been to New York before. Kathy has been going there all her life.
Next week, sculptor Tom Hill returns to the Woodson Art Museum for a multi-week residency, and he’d like to work with you! Tom invites visitors and community members to create wire birds, which will comprise a large flock, reflecting the impact of creative collaboration.
My thoughts these days focus on positives, despite the pandemic’s continued unknowns. At the top of my list is the power of birds. Just hours away from the start of previews of the 2021 Birds in Art exhibition, I can’t help but marvel at not only the Woodson Art Museum’s fortitude, but also the exhibition’s endurance . . . forty-six years strong.
Somehow, I feel like this vintage t-shirt found me and predicted my next move in life (literally).
With every sunset, a sunrise is around the corner.
When thinking of quilts, what family stories are woven into your memories? Like a quilt, Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts, on view through Sunday, August 29, features layers of meaning stitched together with many ideas to explore. Visiting the Woodson Art Museum with friends or family can spark conversation and storytelling all wrapped up in quilts.
I’ve been asked hundreds of times what my favorite artwork is in the Woodson Art Museum collection. My answer always centered on a question: do you have a favorite child? What I do have are memories, including my first impressions of a work and the stories I conceive in my mind while standing before a work; I’ve always had a great imagination. Many factors influence my opinion of each artwork.
The roll out (pun intended and regretted) of the Woodson Art Museum’s Art à la Carte offering has been enthusiastically embraced by visitors, however, staff envisioned more. For curator of exhibitions Shannon Pueschner, facilities manager Dave Jones, and me, the Art à la Carte cart needed some improvements – better yet, a custom build.
For over a year now, the Woodson Art Museum has been teasing the opening of a rooftop sculpture garden atop the Museum’s 2011 addition.
Bringing a problem to my office is never any fun. While I’m glad to be of service, I want people coming to my office for happy reasons. Recently, I hit the jackpot.