Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Calm Between Storms

Despite the record numbers of visitors coming to see William Wegman: Funney/Strange and An Impressionist Legacy: Lawrence's White Fund Paintings, the periods between installations are a relatively calm time that allows us to catch up and prepare for what's coming ahead.

The Registration staff are coordinating the loans and shipments for our fall shows:
Ipswich Days: Arthur Wesley Dow and his Home Town (see right), Dawoud Bey: Class Photographs, and Angela Lorenz: The Artist’s Book as Volume of Knowledge. Curatorial is putting the finishing touches on our two fall publications. The Preparators are organizing all the framing, cases and pedestal building for the incoming shows as well as The Discerning Eye: Five Perspectives on the Addison Collection.

In The Discerning Eye, Director Brian Allen, Curators Susan Faxon and Allison Kemmerer, Curatorial Fellow and blogger Jaime DeSimone, and Artist-In-Residence Dawoud Bey will each curate a gallery drawing from our permanent collection, producing five unique shows within one exhibition. We are all excited to see what they come up with. The show will have a page on our website very soon.

The Education staff, as you can see from Rebecca's last post, are incredibly busy giving tours before the public schools close. They're also preparing for our big
Open House on June 23rd. It promises to be a fun-filled day of gallery talks, painting demonstrations and various family activities.

So be sure to see the current shows while they are here and come to our Open House on the 23rd. And while we may be closed in August, we'll be busier than ever putting up the fall exhibitions, so plan on coming back again to see what's new at the Addison!

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