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Archive for April, 2010

Heed the Call! Donate to the Art & Treasures Sale!

By Carol Dorsey & Susan Callin, Gallery Council Members Rochester’s most prestigious garage sale needs your donations! Are you redecorating and find you have a vase that doesn’t work any more? Pass it on? Are you moving or downsizing and have too much stuff to move. Pass it on! Are you rethinking your art collection […]

Claude Bragdon and the Beautiful Necessity

By Meg Colbert, Visual Resources Assistant/Creative Workshop Registrar Architect Claude Bragdon and Rochester are closely tied not only by his buildings around the city, but also through his work as graphic artist, author, public speaker, festival organizer and theatrical set designer. This connection has led to the collection of the Bragdon Family Papers by the […]

A Case for Kids

By Cynthia Culbert, Assistant Curator Lucien Chollet Duck Stoneware Bequest of Leora M. Dryer, 68.56 These sculptures have been installed in the Tour Entrance Foyer in “A Case for Kids.” They were picked out by my 6-year-old daughter Lydia who acted as a consultant on behalf of her peers. If you have any questions, please […]

Preparing for Paley

by Marie Via, Director of Exhibitions Can it really be possible that we started planning for the upcoming Albert Paley exhibition in 2003??? Yes, and now we’re down to the last two weeks before it opens to the public on May 2. The serious business of bringing sculptures into the Grand Gallery began on Monday, […]

The angels are flying in the Fountain Court!

By Nancy Norwood, Curator of European Art The long-awaited installation of a pair of Baroque angels is now complete. Conserved by Barbara Moore under a grant from the Lower Hudson Conference, they now fly on either side of the Italian Baroque organ in the Fountain Court. Sue Nurse told me this morning that the pair […]

“This is a Series:” The Manys and Multiples of Creative Workshop Students

By Kate Somerville, Creative Workshop Intern Ever wonder why artists paint in series? Twenty-two artists taking Creative Workshop classes submitted seventy-two pieces to form the current Lucy Burne Gallery show, “This is a Series.” The show is unique in that the adult students were asked to submit two to five pieces, each relating in some […]

ArtAwake is this Saturday night!

By Ben Brown, Creative Director, ArtAwake 2010, University of Rochester ’11 Back in 1924, a grand marble building was built to commemorate the centennial of the Monroe County Savings Bank on 35 State Street in Downtown Rochester.  However, almost ninety years later, the symbol of strength stands empty – closed ever si