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Archive for July, 2014

She Said ‘Yes.’

It happens. The phone rings and suddenly you are a part of that couple’s most memorable moments. It’s not surprising. Sometimes the couple met here, or had their first date here, or took a Creative Workshop class together. Or maybe it is a favorite date location. Or maybe they both just really love art. Just […]

New on View in the Upstairs Galleries

Despite their small footprint, there are some major additions to the 17th-century and Renaissance galleries. We’ve added a case in each to display works on paper; we’ve also reinstalled most of our collection of European Judaica. An example from each area is shown below, just to whet your appetite. From top to bottom: 1) German […]

Summer of Opportunity

It all begins with a request. Sometimes it may take a few months to get everything in place, but often all one has to do is ask. In fact, as it turns out, opportunity was one of the running themes of the afternoon – always stay open to to possibilities of an opportunity. In February, […]

MAG as muse for Wedding Photographers

It may be one of our best kept secrets, but in the last few years alone, we have had over 73 weddings or wedding parties here at the Memorial Art Gallery. We think we offer a great backdrop. Looking today at some of the photographer’s work – we thought we could share some of the […]

Now on View

We have installed three terrific early 20th-century French paintings in the Auditorium Corridor. You may wonder why these masterworks aren’t on view upstairs…it’s simply a matter of space, or lack thereof. Henri Matisse French, 1869-1954 Landscape, ca. 1918 Oil on canvas Gift of Charlotte Whitney Allen, 64.34 Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953) La Fontaine, Vence, ca. […]

Creative Workshop student profile – Heather Kormalos

Currently on view in the Adult Student exhibit in the Lucy Byrne Gallery, one of Heather’s latest works, Sophia, is an expressive, up-close and personal study in charcoal. We took a few minutes to hear why Heather chose to take classes at the Creative Workshop. Why do you take classes at the Creative Workshop? “For […]