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Archive for February, 2012

On view at the Creative Workshop

The Creative Workshop is located on the lower level of Cutler Union, at the eastern end of the Memorial Art Gallery complex. The stately façade belies the activity, creativity, passion and pleasure that this facility produces. The classes offered at the Creative Workshop touch nearly 3,000 lives throughout the year. There are about 100 scholarships […]

Art as inspiration

Every so often, someone will reach out to the Memorial Art Gallery to share the story of their own personal inspiration found within the walls of the Gallery. In the mail this week, Richard T. shares his favorite painting “Back from the Orchard” and the poem that it inspired. We asked permission to share it […]

Local “Crafting Modernism” Connections

MAG is excited to be the only tour venue for Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design, organized by the Museum of Art and Design in New York City. And we’re delighted that four works from MAG’s own permanent collection are included in the show, which opens to the public on February 26: Castle and […]

Chasing Aphrodite: a book review by Susan Nurse

What if you were a museum curator of antiquities and were offered a beautiful object, a sculpture, a drinking cup with wonderful painted figures, a head wreath of wonderful gold leaves and vines. The person offering these items you have done business with before, but he can’t provide you with information about the object further […]