Mon 7 Feb 2011
Today was one of those little milestones in the curatorial world – an exhibit came down. All morning, volunteers and staff labored to dismantle Cross Currents: Visual Art Distilled from the Maritime World, our recent exhibit of four marine artists working in different mediums, to make room for the next show, Cold Waters, Cold War: the 20th Century Navy in Maine. The volunteers were Thatcher Pinkham, Phil Souza, and John Way. By noon, the gallery was empty, except for various bits of exhibit furniture. This afternoon Loretta Krupinski came to pick up her paintings, the Carroll Thayer Berry prints and the Claudio Cambon photographs headed back to the Museum storage shelves from which they came, and the Christy Georg sculptures were in a storage area awaiting packing for shipment.
In two short weeks, a lot of hard work will occur, and the new exhibit will appear in the John G. Morse, Jr. Gallery. It always seems semi-miraculous, no less so to those whose sweat makes the miracle. By the 19th of February, 2011, you will be able to see the result (members’ reception February 18th, 5:00 – 7:00).