Academy Art Museum – Learning About Collections and Workshops


A LONG WAY OVER THE YEARS AND TODAY ARE LEARNING MORE ABOUT DIFFERENT OBJECTS FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD FROM HELMETS TO JURY MANY ITEMS THE ACADEMY ART MUSEUM IN EASTERN IS TEMPORARILY HOME TO THE EXHIBIT DRESSED TO KILL IN LOVE AND WAR SPLENDOR IN THE ANCIENT WORLD MARVEL OF STUDENT WHITFIELD HAS A TWO PART PREVIEW OF THIS REALLY NEAT COLLECTIONS IT YET JIMMY AND LISA WE WILL GET TO THE COLLECTION IN JUST A BIT BUT FOR RIGHT NOW WE’RE GOING TO GET AN OVERVIEW OF THE MUSEUM AND HERE WITH ME IS DIRECTOR OF BEN SIMONS BEN THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING ME HERE IT’S A PLEASURE TO BE WITH YOU. YOU FOR COMING YES FOR THOSE THAT DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE MUSEUM JUST GIVE ME A LITTLE OVER FEEL SURE IT WILL BE ACADEMY ART MUSEUM IN EASTERN AND IT’S BEEN IN EXISTENCE FOR 60 YEARS WE CELEBRATED THE 16TH ANNIVERSARY LAST YEAR AND IT WAS STARTED BY A GROUP OF LOCAL CITIZENS WHO LOVED ART AND CULTURE AND WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE WAS ART AND CULTURE IN EASTERN AND ON THE EASTERN SHORE WE SERVE 5000 SCHOOL KIDS A YEAR WE TEACH EVERY TYPE OF ART HERE WE HAVE CLASSES FOR WE SAVED FROM THE AGES OF 2 2 102 PLUS YOU KNOW YOU CAN INTRO TO DRAWING INTRO TO PAINTING HAVE A GREAT LECTURE SERIES WE HAVE A MUSIC CONCERT SERIES AND THEN WE HAVE A WORLD CLASS EXHIBITION PROGRAM AS WELL. SO THAT’S WHY YOU’RE HERE TODAY LEARNED ABOUT ARE OUR BIG OPENING TOMORROW BUT YEAH WE HAVE A YEAR ROUND REALLY GREAT EXHIBITION PROGRAM WE’VE HAD. ARTISTS LIKE JAMES TERRELLE MARK ROTHKO RAUSCHENBERG WE’RE GONNA BE OPENING UP RICHARD DIEBENKORN SHOW IN APRIL SO WE’RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THAT AND JUST A GREAT LITTLE INSTITUTION ALWAYS ALWAYS BUSY YEAH I BET YOU WHY AND SO THERE IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT DEPENDING ON WHAT TIME OF THE YEAR. IT REALLY IS ABSOLUTELY SO THESE ARE SPRING EXHIBITIONS THAT ARE OPENING UP WE HAVE ADDRESSED TO KILL AND LOVE AND WAR WHICH WILL HEAR MORE ABOUT WE HAVE MATT MORE WHO’S A CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHER AND DOING POST SOCIALIST LANDSCAPES AND THEN WE HAVE RECENT ACQUISITIONS TO OUR PHOTO COLLECTION WE’VE HAD BEEN DEVELOPING IN THE PHOTO COLLECTION WITHIN OUR PERMANENT COLLECTION SO THESE ARE SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS ANSELL ADAMS PEOPLE LIKE THAT BERNIE’S ABBOTT AND REALLY BIG NAMES WE HAVE A NICE PERMANENT COLLECTION OF ABOUT 1300 WORKS FOCUSING ON WORKS ON PAPER PHOTOGRAPHY DRAWING PRINT MOSTLY 20TH CENTURY AND CONTEMPORARY SO IT’S A DYNAMIC INSTITUTION IF YOU DON’T KNOW THE ACADEMY WE’D LOVE FOR YOU TO VISIT YES I FELT THAT ARE ENTHUSIASTS THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE IT IS YOU CAN COME AND SEE GREAT ART AND YOU COULD SO YOU’RE ALSO KIND OF EXPANDING ARE GETTING A LITTLE BIT OF AN UPDATE IN AUGUST STRAIGHT THAT’S RIGHT SO THE MUSEUM IS INTERESTING BECAUSE IT STARTED OUT AS A HISTORIC HOUSE AN OLD SCHOOLHOUSE ACTUALLY AND THE OLD EASTERN SCHOOLHOUSE AND IN THE 90S THERE WAS AN EXPANSION WHICH MADE IT INTO A PROPER MODERN MUSEUM IT IS AN ACCREDITED ART MUSEUM IT’S ONE OF ONLY 1070 MUSEUMS IN THE COUNTRY ART MUSEUMS THAT ARE ACCREDITED AND USING REALLY BIG DEAL AND SO NOW WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS MAKE THE COURTYARD WHICH IS A BEAUTIFUL SPACE HERE INTO THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE MUSEUM AND THE IDEA IS REALLY OPEN THIS WELCOME AND WANTED TO COME INTO THE MUSEUM’S SPEND TIME HERE HAVE LUNCH HERE BEFORE THEIR VISIT OR AFTERWARDS WE HAVE A EARLY ENRICHMENT PROGRAM WITH TWO TO FIVE YEAR OLDS AND TO SEE THEM RAMBLING AROUND THE AREA IS REALLY A WONDERFUL SITE AND WE WANT SO WE WANT MORE OF EXPANSION COOL LOOKING FORWARD TO IT YEAH SO ALL RIGHT LET’S GET BACK TO THE EXHIBITION JESSICA IN LOVE AND WAR THAT’S WHAT I’M GOING TO GET A TOUR OF IN THE SEC RIGHT WITH OUR CURATOR AND THAT’S AN ANCIENT GREEK AND ROMAN JEWELRY AND ARMOR EXHIBITION SO IT’S VENUS AND MARS AND ALL OF THEIR INTERCHANGES AND BOTH ON THE DRESS TO KILL FOR LOVE ADDRESSED TO KILL FOR WAR AND BATTLE SO THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE IN THAT SHOW AND THEN WE HAVE THE TWO OTHER PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS OPENING UP AS WELL. ALL RIGHT WELL THANK YOU SO MUCH EVIDENCE WHAT A PLEASURE THANK YOU LOOK AT IT COME ON DOWN TO THE ACADEMY ART MUSEUM DEFINITELY ALL

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