Where's Art? with Annie Dugan: we don't need to look outside our community for answers
Jeff Kalstrom's E.is the A. A.is the W. opened at The Nordic Center last week ... you can visit it in person as long as you observe the customary keeping-each-other-safe protocols, or enjoy it virtually.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has, after 150 years, finally hired their first full-time Native American curator. Dr. Patricia Marroquin Norby was, most recently, the senior executive and assistant director of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, in American studies, with a specialization in Native American art history and visual culture.
This is usually the time of studio tours up and down the North Shore, a great excuse to get out an eyeful of fall colors and see a little bit of the context in which your favorite artists work. The Whitney Museum in NYC is giving you a chance to do just that from your work-at-home space: where the artists share their space and their process with an online audience.
Thomas Cole was an American painter who died in 1948, so it's not likely you would have caught him on a studio tour anyway. But his home in Catskill, NY, was also the birthplace of America's first major art movement, the Hudson River School. Now it's a National Historic Site, and until you can get their in person (and you will want to get there in person), there are a variety of online offering for adults and kids alike.
And this morning on her show, Laura Erickson talked about the Woodson Museum's 45th annual Birds in Art exhibition. You can find more information on their website, including how you can order an exhibition catalog like the one Laura was talking about.