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Archive for December, 2008

Be more creative in the New Year (tips from the Creative Workshop’s Winter Open House)

By your friends in the Creative Workshop: Rachael Baldanza, Peggy LaHair-Edmunds, Warren Mianecke, Meg Colbert and Paul Harp A few weeks ago, before all of this the snow, we had an Open House in the Creative Workshop, the Memorial Art Gallery‘s art school. We found ourselves smiling and laughing and meeting a great crowd of […]

A Hidden Treasure

By Lu Harper, Art Librarian and Webmaster Did you know that the Gallery has a Library? We do, and have had one since the Gallery opened in 1913! This little-known treasure, the Charlotte Whitney Allen Library & Teacher Resource Center, is located on the third floor of Gallery’s historic Cutler Union building. Many museum libraries […]

How does the Memorial Art Gallery collect art?

By Marjorie Searl, Chief Curator Like most museums, the Memorial Art Gallery builds its collection through gifts and purchases of works of art. These are called “acquisitions”. For nearly one hundred years, the Memorial Art Gallery has worked to build a collection of outstanding works of art from many cultures and eras – works of […]