This spring, I would like to welcome you to view our new suite of exhibitions, share in a few of our exciting programs, and attend one of our most entertaining annual initiatives—the Beaux Arts Club’s gala, Art in the Garden.
Several of the museum’s galleries have undergone exciting transformations over the winter months in preparation for new exhibitions opening this spring. The ZMA’s three hallways have been converted from ordinary thoroughfares into extraordinary exhibition galleries with the financial support of a private donor and the Sherwin-Williams Company. We’ve invested in new energy-efficient, state-of-the-art lighting, applied fresh coats of paint, and installed new artworks from our permanent collection. Join me for a special discussion of this transition and the new work on view Thursday evening, May 4, 2017, at 6:15 pm, in the Linn Auditorium.
Opening April 29 in the works on paper gallery is Ukiyo-e| Masters of Tradition. This exhibition, culled from the museum’s outstanding collection of Japanese woodblock prints, features colorful and dramatic ukiyo-e prints dating from the Edo Period (1603–1868), and illustrates a unique historical time in Japanese culture.
The ZMA, in partnership with American Association of University Women, presents the annual Muskingum County K−12 Student Art Exhibition, which opens Sunday, April 30. This annual exhibition features hundreds of artworks created by this county’s exuberant and gifted student artists. We are delighted to announce that this year, The Community Bank has generously agreed to support the Avant-Garde Award cash prizes, which provide student award recipients $50 and one extraordinary art educator $1,000.
And save the date June 24 and 25, 2017, for our much-anticipated Gala and Garden Tour. Spend an evening among friends, enjoy dinner, wine, and purchase beautiful works by some of this region’s most celebrated artists during the live and silent auctions. The following day, spend a beautiful afternoon meandering through six magnificent, well-appointed gardens and view the splendor this season has to offer.
I look forward to seeing you at the museum soon.
Zanesville Museum of Art