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Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The first few weeks of Summer Camp at the Museum have flown by! We’ve enjoyed seeing both new and familiar faces in our June and early July camp sessions, where campers in kindergarten through 8th grades have enjoyed Exploring Puppetry and Mask Making, Cartooning Is Cool, Let’s Draw + Paint and many more exciting activities!
Each summer, the Asheville Art Museum offers eight weeks of Summer Camp fun to rising kindergarten through 12th grade students. Classes are held in the studio of the Museum’s WNC Art Resource Center. A few spaces are still open for registration including: Digital Photography + Mixed Media (for 9th -12th grade students the mornings of July 25 - 29) and 3-D Adventure (for 3rd - 5th grade students the mornings of August 1 - 5). Be sure to visit the Museum’s website for more details about the sessions remaining in this year’s Summer Art Camp. Full camp descriptions can be found here.
Summertime fun with the Museum continued this past weekend during the Family Art pARTy!, held in conjunction with The Big Crafty on Sunday, July 10th. Thank you to everyone who participated in our fun afternoon activities!
For more information about these and upcoming family fun, kid-friendly programs and activities at the Museum, contact Sharon McRorie, Education Program Manager at 828.253.3227 ext. 122 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Erin Shope, School + Family Programs Manager at 828.253.3227 ext. 121 or email@example.com.
Friday, June 10, 2011
The first full day of our travels in LA included the Huntington Museum and Gardens, the Norton Simon Museum and a wonderful private collection of Historic African American Art in Pasadena. It was a long and exciting day for all of us! While Asheville is sweltering, LA is cool with highs of 70 degrees! Today we are off to LA MOCA, LACMA and the Craft and Folk Art Museum.
Also, we enjoyed a fabulous private tour of the arts and crafts, Greene and Greene designed Gamble house (lots of connections to Asheville with our GPI heritage). So all in all, the links between the Museum collections—particularly the American collection at the Huntington and the African American Collection—have been really exciting.
June gloom still in force here: 68 degrees (cold) but today the sun peeked out late in the day when we arrived at LACMA.We started at LA MOCA which was a real treat for all, as was the Disney Concert Hall, where Susan Holden got us in despite all odds. We enjoyed a fabulous lunch followed by a tour of an amazing private collection.
We then moved on to LACMA—David Smith—OH MY!!! (one of my favorites!), followed by parts of the contemporary collection. Lastly, we enjoyed the LA Craft and Folk Art Museum. There, we were hosted by the board and new Director and Asheville favorite Suzanne Isken. We’ve been resting for an hour and will soon be off to fabulous Asian dinner!
Wish all of you were with us—next time be sure to come.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
More updates to come...
Friday, February 4, 2011
“Visiting this museum is always a treat, and the library is exceptional.”
This is a note left in the comment book by a visitor this winter. It highlights one of the important, but quieter, programs at the Asheville Art Museum, the Frances Mulhall Achilles Library. The library is located by the stairs leading up to the second floor. It features books, catalogs, magazines, videos and art images. All of this material is searchable in a computer catalog.
On February 3, 2011, the library celebrated an important milestone; the nine thousandth item was added to the catalog.
The Asheville Art Museum’s library is one of the largest resources of art publications in the region and is regularly used by staff, visitors, students and scholars. While the materials do not circulate, the Museum has a Teachers’ Resource Center that allows area school teachers to check out materials for use in the classroom.
Also thanks to a grant from Progress Energy, the library includes three computers with Internet access for further art research.
The success of the library is due to many supporters who have donated materials, but in particular to a small group of dedicated volunteer librarians. The current group consists of Leah Karpen, Fran Myers, Meg Miles and Martha Shepard. Most Thursday mornings find this dedicated and hard working group in the library cataloging new materials, re-shelving books and other tasks needed to maintain the library as the important resource that it is.
The library is free to Members or with paid admission, so check it out the next time you are in the Museum. If you are here on a Thursday morning, say hello to the librarians, they always love visitors.