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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Rotating “Masterpieces of Japanese Art”

This week new paintings will be installed in the “Masterpieces of Japanese Art” exhibition.  Because the exhibit has been extended to January 2016, many of the hanging scrolls that have been on display since February will return to storage, and…

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It is usually easy to find a work of art that you like. It might be even easier to find one that you don’t like. Most of us know in an instant whether or not we like a work of…

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Join us for a My Favorite Things themed Summer Camp Next week from Monday July 27 through Friday July 10 from 9-4.  For each of the 8 weeks of Summer Camp, we’ll provide a sneak peek into one project campers will be creating! Check…

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In 1935, the Works Progress Administration was a government agency formed to provide work to millions of unemployed people during the Great Depression. Part of the agency, the Federal Art Project was an effort to provide relief to out-of-work artists.…