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Tag Archives: collector

Collectors’ Choice: Featured Collector, Cullen Hammond

Jul

22

Written by Caitlyn Cooney, Curatorial Intern   Part of the thrill of collecting is the process of finding a piece: negotiating prices, working with dealers, going to auctions, and hunting for the treasure. A collector falls in love with a piece, an artist, a movement, and embarks on the adventure to find such works. Cullen [...]

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Collectors’ Choice: Featured Collector, Dr. Diane DeMell Jacobsen

Jul

15

Written by Caitlyn Cooney, Curatorial Intern As cultural institutions, Museums exist based on the premise that they are responsible for the exhibition and preservation of our visual history. The collection of objects and motivation for exhibiting select artworks lies in significance of art in its representation of a culture, a history, and a visual framework [...]

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Collector’s Choice: Featured Collector, Maria Cox

Jun

17

Written by Caitlyn Cooney, Curatorial Intern A collector’s passion for art is an integral part of their personality. It affects the way they view the world around them, the way they experience life, their relationships with people, and the decisions they make every day. For Maria Cox, art has been a part of her life [...]

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Collector’s Choice: Featured Collector, Brandon Choy

Jun

10

Written by Caitlyn Cooney, Curatorial Intern The process of viewing and falling in love with an art piece is an experience that one rarely forgets. The physical experience is often intoxicating, almost disorienting, walking through a space and seeing a piece that seems to hold its own magnetic charge pulling the viewer towards it. This [...]

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What’s Blooming? Tradescantia!

Apr

19

Tradescantia, also known as the “Spiderworts”, is a genus of perennials native to the New World from southern Canada south to northern Argentina. They are weakly upright to scrambling plants, growing to…

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