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  • Amyrt 11:38 pm on October 15, 2011 Permalink
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    American Vistionary Art Museum 

    I went to the American Visionary Art Museum over fall break in Baltimore, MD. The founder and director, Rebecca Alban Hoffberger was awarded MAAM’s Katherine Coffey award and spoke at the conference so we decided to check it out. The AVAM exhibits artists who are self-taught and may not even be thought of as art to their creator. It exhibits some beautiful and unique artworks. AVAM’s building alone is a work of art made by the community, people brought in old mirrors and created detail on the building and a mirror tree outside. They have a sculpture garden and a separate building where we saw children doing activities. The main exhibit up was “ALL THINGS ROUND: Galaxies, Eyeballs & Karma.” The circles are used in different ways such as religious symbols from a Jewish calender to a Native dream-catcher. The artists are people in the community who would normally not be a museum, like an artist who works with toothpicks. The exhibits are relevant to the community and exhibit real people’s work, not artists. http://www.avam.org/stuff-everyone-asks/what-is-visionary-art.shtml

    The best part of our visit was meeting Ms. Hoffberger and Frank Warren founder of PostSecret! He was there to see his postcards on exhibit (The postcard Cori mentioned was NOT in the exhibit). We were encouraged to write to post secret in conjunction with the exhibit. Send your postcard secrets to: PostSecret, 13345 Copper Ridge Rd, Germantown, MD, 20874.

    Sculpture park

    Frank Warren and Rebecca Alban Hoffberger

    "I'm Mormon and I'm gay"

    Frank Warren founder of PostSecret

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    • corilinville 4:21 pm on October 17, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      so awesome that you got to meet frank! we all know that i LOVEEEEEEE postsecret!!!! im sad that i didnt know that it was there or i would have made my group go and visit the museum when we were there because we were looking for things to go to on Sunday.

  • klparman 2:41 am on October 15, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: commercialization, guggenheim   

    http://www.artsjournal.com/realcleararts/2011/10/museums-and-commercialism.html

     

    You can now buy paint based on colors from the Guggenheim’s collection! What the Guggenheim says: “Through an exclusive licensing arrangement with the Guggenheim, Fine Paints of Europe, Inc., of Woodstock, Vermont, will introduce two paint collections suitable for residential and commercial use in October 2011. The Classical Colors is a set of 150 wall colors drawn from much-loved paintings in the Guggenheim’s permanent collection. The Gallery Colors are comprised of 50 hues favored by generations of Guggenheim Museum curators, artists, and designers-including Wright himself. ” I guess that’s some form of participation?!

     

     

     

     
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