Dear friends of the Museum,
It’s August, and it’s hard to believe the summer is moving so quickly! Museum educators Sharon and Kelly, along with talented teaching artists and energetic interns, have just completed a safe and successful Summer Art Camp. A total of 220 K–12 students enjoyed a total of 4,400 hours of hands-on art making and quality time in the Museum exploring and being inspired. It was wonderful to have students back onsite.
While our heating, ventilating, cooling, and air-filtration systems are state of the art, out of an abundance of caution for the safety of visitors of all ages, we’re continuing to follow the Center for Disease Control’s guidance and continuing to require masks and social-distancing in the Museum. Perspective Café, with its reduced capacity and abundant tables on the rooftop sculpture terrace, is a wonderful place to take a break and sample fresh local fare prepared for you by Stephanie, Alaina, and Reba.
Mark your calendars—you won’t want to miss our Summer Speakeasy benefit event on Saturday, August 21 from 8 to 11pm. Enjoy live music, cocktails, snacks, and dancing to fabulous American music of the early part of the 20th century surrounded by great works of American art.
August and September also bring exciting new exhibitions, the continuation of those so expertly developed by our curatorial team, and the installation of many works new to the Collection plus old favorites. Small-group/in-person and virtual programs will continue in addition to new educational initiatives and opportunities for all ages.
Your Museum is a wonderful place to gather and share with others. There truly is something new to experience each time you visit.
I look forward to seeing you soon.
Pamela L. Myers