A recent trip to the Memorial Art Gallery made us realize it's been a few months since we popped in - there's a lot of new, great exhibits and things happening here. So, here are 3 reasons you need to visit the MAG ASAP!
1. #MAGcaptionthis: ends 5/29
#MAGcaptionthis is an exhibit at the MAG that will be ending this Sunday, May 29th. Displayed for the last month, this exhibit features rarely seen pieces from their permanent collection, taken out of storage so we can tell their story.
Using the hashtag (#MAGcaptionthis) on social media or by using everyone's favorite post-it notes, the Gallery has asked it's patron's to caption these paintings, to tell their story, and to be a part of the conversation.
Whether your caption is hysterical or inspirational, you've only got a few days left to be a part of the conversation and to see what others have said.
2. Nate Hodge: Inhabited Space
Most of our gallery and museum experiences consist of walking through buildings and looking at paintings and photographs stuck to a wall, standing sculptures, ceramics and the like. Not too often are we brought into an immersive experience.
Recently, the Memorial Art Gallery commissioned local artist Nate Hodge to paint a mural inside and it is quite an immersive experience.
Nate took about 3 weeks or so to paint this mural, allowing patrons to watch his creative process and to see the mural come together. It is now complete and the best way to enjoy is to stand in the middle and take it all it.
The most recent exhibit to open is the work of photographer Robert Polidori, "one of the world’s most acclaimed photographers of human habitats and environments" (source).
The Grand Gallery is divided into six sections each displaying photos from one of six cities: New York, Beirut, Havana, Versailles, Chernobyl, and New Orleans.