AMArt Spring 2020 - Albany Museum of Art Members Magazine

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AMA | WINTER 2017 | DEC/JAN/FEB

ART IS PART OF THE HOLIDAYS

The Collector’s Circle Dinner in November featured a fantastic dinner prepared by Chef Jamie Keating, owner of Epic restaurant in Columbus, and insightful remarks on collecting art by Dr. William U. Eiland, director of the Georgia Museum of Art. Young campers got into the holiday spirit with the Libby Womack Holiday Workshop and Parents Recovery Art Camp as 2019 wrapped up.

ON THE COVER | Kalina Wińska, Atmospheric Gaze #6, 2017, Graphite, colored pencils and gesso on Yupo


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Our membership program is of vital importance in our efforts to keep our doors open and maintain our status of FREE admission.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Jack Davis, President Jim Womack, Vice President Alfreda Sheppard, Secretary Scott Marcus, Treasurer Ripley Bell, Jr. Past President Bruce Campbell Honorable Leslie Abrams Gardner Mallory Black Angie Barber Jessica Castle Cathy Darby Rosemary Hamburger Sherrer Hester Jeanette Hoopes Mike Leach Becca Lynn Michael Mallard Milan Patel Marsha Taylor Chazz Williams Selena Wingfield

LIFE TRUSTEES Sylvia Berry Stephen Hinton Bee McCormack

MUSEUM STAFF Andrew James Wulf, Ph.D. , Executive Director Chloe Hinton, Development and Membership Jim Hendricks, Marketing Annie Vanoteghem, Education & Programming Jazzmond Kendrick, Security Camille Floyd, Registrar and Guest Services Didi Dunphy, Guest Curator

All Members Receive the following benefits • AMA Member’s welcome packet with AMA membership card • Priority Invitations to all exhibition opening receptions • Invitations to all AMA events, including fundraisers, lectures, trips and performances • Discounts on selected museum camps, programs and classes • Participation in the Southeastern Reciprocal Membership Program (SERM), which includes free admission and discounts at over 200 museums throughout the Southeast • Discounts on birthday parties • Subscription to the AMArt Quarterly magazine • 10% Off in Regional Artists Sales Gallery MEMBERSHIP LEVELS We now offer the option of a monthly bank draft for all member levels. Rather than paying one single payment, smaller increments will be automatically withdrawn with no hassle for our members. Family/Individual/Military - $75 or 6.25/month Discounts on select museum camps and programs; Invitations to openings, special events and fundraisers; Participation in Southeastern Reciprocal Membership Program; Discounts on Birthday Parties; 10% discount at The Lamp Shade on Dawson Road. Supporting - $100 or $8.33/month All membership privileges of Family/Individual level; Participation in the North American Reciprocal Museum Program with benefits from 800 museums across the U.S. Patron - $250 or $20.83/month All membership privileges of Family/Individual level; Honor Listing in AMA Lobby: Participation in the North American Reciprocal Museum Program; Invitation to the annual Patron Party; 10% discount on museum facility rentals, including the Harry and Jane Willson Auditorium Benefactor - $500 or $41.67/month All membership privileges of Patron Membership level; Honor Listing in AMA lobby; 25% discount on museum facility rental, including the Harry and Jane Willson Auditorium Collector’s Circle - $1,000 or $83.33/month All membership privileges of Benefactor level; Honor Listing in AMA lobby; Invitation to the Annual Collector’s Circle Dinner; Invitations to events at private residences; Behind-the-scenes-tours; Travel opportunities, plus 10% of your membership is applied to our acquisition fund Please visit us online at www.albanymuseum.com/join or contact membership@albanymuseum.com or 229.439.8400 to become an AMA member today!

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FROM THE DIRECTOR Every time I speak with a person here in Southwest Georgia about the Albany Museum of Art, our past, our plans, and the bright future ahead of us, I quote the architect Daniel Libeskind, “Cities are not made of bricks. They are made of citizens.” These daily interactions throw into high relief this historic opportunity to advance the cause of the Albany Museum of Art, our move to the former Belk department store downtown, and what this really means. This renovation is all about the new programming, the new vision, and the entire freight of ways this institution situates itself in the larger social landscape. Can we be more equitable, accessible, and inclusive in our welcome to all? Are we going to be more relevant, nimble, and intuitive?

Andrew James Wulf, Ph.D. Executive Director Albany Museum of Art

On this theme, I am reminded of one of my favorite episodes of cultural diplomacy. In 1979, Deng Xiaoping was visiting the States and was going to see President Jimmy Carter. The president tells the Kennedy Center folks he wants a one-hour show celebrating a “Performance of American Arts.” The program includes Broadway performers, pianist Rudolf Serkin, folk singer John Denver, and dancers from the Joffrey Ballet. It was remembered among the organizing team that Deng Xiaoping was taunted by Mao’s cultural revolutionaries in 1976 and paraded through Tiananmen Square. And while he protested he sang a song. The idea? Why not get American children to come to the Kennedy Center and sing this song for him? In the month leading up to the performance, the team found kids from local choirs, a schoolteacher who spoke Chinese, and they taught them the song…in Chinese. The evening arrives and the Chinese and American leaders are sitting in their box. One hundred American children walk onto the stage. Not a word was said and no one knew this was about to happen. The kids start singing. Deng Xiaoping stands up. The leader of 700 million people. He walks up on the stage, embraces the kids, with tears streaming down his face. It’s a sensation and nobody knows what this is except for him. Our beloved AMA will continue to go the extra mile to make meaning for our visitors as a center for community. But first, we must be sure we know our audience, one person at a time. Here’s looking forward to a marvelous season of compelling exhibitions and programs. Hope to see you soon!


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AMA PATRONS PARTY You have given Albany Museum of Art Executive Director Dr. Andrew Wulf a warm welcome to the community, and on May 7 he will welcome you into his home at the annual AMA Patrons Party.

Patron, Benefactor and Collector’s Circle memberships also are instrumental in enabling the AMA to continue providing free admission to area residents as it brings world-class art to the community and region.

The event, set for 6-8 pm, is a special thank you to AMA members at the Patron, Benefactor and Collector’s Circle levels. We especially appreciate the continuing support of these members, who are instrumental in helping fund Albany Museum of Art programs and outreach.

Please join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. A formal invitation to Collectors, Benefactors and Patrons will follow. To upgrade your Family or Supporting membership, contact Chloe Hinton at 229.439.8400 or email chloe.hinton@albanymuseum.com.


Lucha Rodriguez, Bursting, 2019, hand-cut paper, acrylic


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ON VIEW Feb 26 – June 27, 2020 | Haley Gallery

CUT & PASTE: WORKS OF PAPER Works by Steven L. Anderson, Betsy Cain, Jerushia Graham, Matt Haffner, Imi Hwangbo, Hannah Israel, Elizabeth Lide, Teresa Bramlette Reeves, Lucha Rodriguez, Samuel Stabler and Kalina Wińska Cut & Paste: Works of Paper celebrates the relationship of art and paper, the versatile but fragile material that has long been instrumental in the creation of art. The works of 11 Georgia artists included in the show bring awareness of the vitality of paper, demonstrating that it is more than a two-dimensional form. The exhibition opens on Feb 26 in the Haley Gallery of the Albany Museum of Art and continues through June 27, 2020. AMA Guest Curator Didi Dunphy says the exhibition is a further testament to the remarkable talents of Georgia artists. “I have traveled across the state of Georgia, stepping into the different working environments where artists embark on the most amazing of endeavors,” Dunphy said. “ From a studio in a small second bedroom to a clean white cube, the talent in Georgia-based artists astounds.” Noting that this is the second in the Highlighting Contemporary Art in Georgia series, Dunphy said Cut & Paste: Works of Paper “examines ways in which working artists manipulate paper to create remarkable and varied works of art. From detailed hand cutting to mark making, draping and folding, casting and silhouettes, both wall-bound and sculptural reliefs consider the current possibilities of paper and highlight artists using these magical techniques, leading viewers to suspend their belief of material nature.” “My hope is that all enjoy the awe and amazement of the world of works of paper as well as the wonderful talents living in the state of Georgia,” she said. Artists whose work is included in the exhibition are:

Steven L. Anderson, of Atlanta, an exhibiting artist and co-director of Day & Night Projects, an artist run gallery in Atlanta;

Betsy Cain, of Savannah, whose work includes paintings, works on paper and cut-outs influenced by salt marshes, tidal creeks and barrier island that surround her home;

Jerushia Graham, of Atlanta. Currently the museum coordinator for the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking, she exhibits both nationally and internationally, including her show Undercurrents last spring and summer at the AMA;

Betsy Cain, Shredhead #3, 2018, oil in Yupo paper (shredded)


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Matt Haffner, of Atlanta, who has been awarded serval prestigious grants, fellowships and residencies. A professor of photography and video at Kennesaw State University, he exhibits nationally and internationally;

Imi Hwangbo, of Athens, who has received several international artist grants and fellowships. She is a professor of art at the University of Georgia;

Hannah Israel, of Columbus, who has shown extensively and who has received several residencies and fellowships. She has also curated numerous solo and group and exhibitions. She is a professor of art and gallery director at Columbus State University;

Elizabeth Lide, of Atlanta, whose work has been exhibited extensively and who has work in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and High Museum of Art. She is a fellow of the Working Artist Project at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA);

Teresa Bramlette Reeves, of Atlanta, who is a Fulbright Scholar and exhibits nationally and internationally. She is recently retired as senior curator at the Zuckerman Museum of Art in Kennesaw;

Lucha Rodriguez, of Atlanta, who has exhibited globally, with solo and group shows throughout the United States, India, Mexico, China and France;

Samuel Stabler, of Athens, who shows in New York, Los Angeles and Athens, as well as Paris and Berlin. He is involved with curation at several institutions in the state of Georgia. In fall 2018 and early winter 2019, his work was included in the exhibition Home Tour: Artists Investigating Interiors, Domesticity and Identity at the AMA;

Kalina Wińska, of Valdosta, who has exhibited nationally and internationally and who has received several grants and scholarships for her work. She is an associate professor at Valdosta State University.

Elizabeth Lide, Lady Vase, 2018, paper pulp, pigment

Hannah Israel, Lacuna, 2017, powder graphite on paper, wood

— Curated by Didi Dunphy

Teresa Bramlette Reeves, Prom Dress, 2014-16, Watercolor on tissue paper, folded and bound


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ON VIEW April 2 – June 27, 2020 | East Gallery

MIDLANDS Works by Courtney McClellan

Midlands, the result of a two-year project by artist and writer Courtney McClellan, intersects art and performance with academic pursuits in the field of law. The exhibition opens April 2 in the Albany Museum of Art’s East Gallery, and continues through June 27, 2020.

“The UGA Mock Trial is a competitive club in which students argue fictional legal cases, engaging in simulation, improvisation and collaborative writing,” she said. “They meet frequently, and they enthusiastically act out the details of a fictional case, at times arguing both the prosecution and the defense. “

“We are pleased to present Midlands, a multimedia installation,” AMA Guest Curator Didi Dunphy said. She said that McClellan, a visiting assistant professor at the University of Georgia, investigated and examined the structure of the UGA Mock Trial where students in fictional Midlands acted as attorneys, jury and judges to work out complex legal problems.

The artwork from her study exists “at the intersection of media,” she said, adding they are “translations” between people and media. ” Through collaboration, research, and intermedia practice, I produce hybrids: performing objects, objectified text, and performative writing that I exhibit through scripted actions, sculptures, installations, and occasionally essays.”

“I am interested in professionals who write and perform unstable truths,” McClellan said. “By this, I mean that I study people who act as gatekeepers in an age when truth is pluralistic, difficult to define, and/or nonexistent. Particularly today, these professionals are tasked with the impossible, but the necessary. I collaborate with attorneys, journalists, court reporters, law students and teachers in order to explore how their important but fallible actions offer grave, complex, transformative outcomes.”

McClellan, from Greensboro, N.C., has a BA in Studio Art and Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MFA from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. A Fountainhead Fellow in the Sculpture and Extended Media Department at Virginia Commonwealth University, she was the Sculpture Fellow at UGA in 2015-17 and a Museum of Fine Arts Boston Traveling Fellow in 2017-18. Awarded the 2019-20 Roman J. Witt Residency at the University of Michigan, she will create Witness Lab, an interdisciplinary, collaborative project with Stamps School of Art students and faculty. She also is a 201920 Working Artist Project Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

Her research on the performance of rhetoric in institutional space led McClellan, based in Atlanta, to study the university’s mock trial team, which is nationally ranked.


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ON VIEW April 2 – June 27, 2020 | West Gallery

NEW WORK BY BRIAN WILLMONT An exhibition of new work by Brian Willmont, an artist based in Brooklyn, N.Y., opens in the Albany Museum of Art’s West Gallery on April 2. The show continues through June 27, 2020. AMA Guest Curator Didi Dunphy says Willmont investigates beauty with slick and precise directness, creating a hyper-real depiction of patterned decoration. Using the technique of air brushing, his wall paper and paintings are lush and handmade, she said. Brian Willmont, Persephone, 2016, acrylic on panel

A native of Boston, Mass., Willmont is an artist and curator who earned his BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art, graduating with High Distinction. In addition to his art practice, Willmont runs Greenpoint Terminal Gallery in Brooklyn. He has had solo exhibitions at Victori + Mo (New York City), Guerrero Gallery (San Fransico, Calif.), Driscoll Babcock (New York City), Field Projects (New York City), LaMontagne Gallery (Boston, Mass.) and others. His work has been included in group exhibitions at Asya Geisberg (New York City), Andrew Edlin (New York City), SPRING/BREAK Art Show (New York City), Allouche Gallery (New York City), The Hole (New York City), Mrs. Gallery (Maspeth, N.Y.), Steinsland Berliner (New York), County Gallery (Palm Beach, Fla.), Spring Break (New York City), Frieze (London, England) and others.


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ON VIEW April 23 – June 27, 2020 | Hodges Gallery

RESET: NEW VISION Works by Michael Mallard Michael Mallard’s artwork is said to embody both a great Southern narrative and an unusual juxtaposition of humor and pathos. Visitors will get to see that and his creative process in action during a unique exhibition in the AMA’s Hodges Galley, Reset: New Vision. Mallard, an assistant professor of visual and performing arts at Albany State University, will move his studio into the Hodges Gallery for the exhibition, which opens on April 23 and continues through June 27, 2020. Visitors will not only be able to see his artwork, they’ll be able to see him working on his art.

Michael Mallard, Listen, All the Fruit Has Fallen, 1999, acrylic and collage

Jane Ballow, in Antiquing the Easy Way, noted that many people have a room in their house filled with unconnected “motley assortment of oddballs” accumulated from a multitude of places. Mallard brings that unusual amalgamation of experiences, ideas and thoughts to his work. “Our lives are sort of a motley assortment of experiences,” Mallard said. “These experiences, unified in a single life, interact with other individuals’ experiences, thereby enlarging each assortment of experiences. A sort of ‘layering’ of meaning develops in each life. “I approach my work as it represents our lives: layers of meaning developed through time. This compilation yields the excessive quality of my work. I address rather simple ideas that become complex through visual presentation.”

Michael Mallard, Brainstorm, Imagination Incarnate/Incarnate Imagination, 1998, acrylic and collage

Mallard, who came to ASU in 2014, was interim exhibitions chair for the AMA in 2016, and previously taught at Andrew College, Cuthbert, Ga.; Union University, Jackson, Tenn.; Bluefield College, Bluefield, Va.; North Greenville College, Tigerville, S.C., and the University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill. A member of the AMA Board of Trustees, he holds an MFA in Painting from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Ill., and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. He has exhibited in group or solo shows at the AMA; Andrew College; the Laissez Faire Gallery in Columbia, Tenn.; Union University in Jackson, Tenn.; Freed Hardeman University, Henderson, Tenn., Davison Gallery at Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, N.Y.; Spiers Gallery at Brevard College, Brevard, N.C., and others.


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CONTINUING EXHIBITS LOOKING AT AMERICA AND PAINTING HOW I WANT, WHAT I WANT AND HOW I SEE IT Works by Dean Mitchell Through March 28, 2020 | East Gallery

Dean Mitchell, Little House in New Mexico, 2018, acrylic

In his four-decade long career, Dean Mitchell, of Tampa, Fla., has become known for his figurative works, landscapes and still lifes. Looking at America and Painting How I Want, What I Want and How I See It is an exhibition of works by the Pittsburgh, Pa., native. "I'm looking for freedom regardless of painting styles and labels imposed on artists in regards to race and ethnic origins,” Mitchell says, “total freedom to explore my full potential as an artist."

DO NOT HAND ME OVER TO THE IMPURE WHITENESS OF NOON: A HEMINGS ELEGY Works by Yanique Norman Through March 28, 2020 | West Gallery Yanique Norman is a multimedia artist from Atlanta whose first solo museum exhibition, Do Not Hand Me Over to the Impure Whiteness of Noon: A Hemings Elegy, is showing in the Albany Museum of Art’s West Gallery. Norman’s work primarily deals with privilege and nationalistic ideologies, all the while pondering a decolonial future. Her work serves as a reclamation project by reimagining iconic images to both reflect and institute a fungible counter narrative regarding blackness. Yanique Norman, Last Lady Bird Monit


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FOR ADULTS AMA ART LOVERS BOOK CLUB

YOGA MASTER CLASS

March 17 | May 19 | 6 pm

March 22 | 5:30-7:30 pm

The AMA Art Lovers Book Club will conclude a successful first series at 6 pm on St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 17 with a discussion of Elizabeth Borton de Treviño’s novel I, Juan de Parega.

End your Sunday afternoon in an invigorating style by taking part in a Yoga Master Class. The Albany Museum of Art is partnering with Albany Yoga Project for this event, set for 5:30-7:30 pm on March 22.

Treviño won a Newberry Award for the novel based on a real portrait that Diego Velázquez, an important painter of the Spanish Golden Age and lead painter for King Phillip IV’s court, made of his slave Juan de Parega. Written in Parega’s voice, the novel tells the story of the man born into slavery in Seville, Spain, in the 1600s. He becomes a valued part of the Velázquez household, helping the artist in his studio. Forbidden by law to engage in the art, Parega paints secretly, but later becomes a notable painter in his own right.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot by calling 229.439.8400 or emailing annie.vanoteghem@albanymuseum.com .

There is no cost to participate in the book club, but those planning to attend are asked to email annie.vanotaghem@albanymuseum.com or call 229.439.8400 by noon on March 17 so that adequate seating can be set up. Club members also are encouraged to bring a favorite beverage or snack to share along with observations and opinions about the book. NEW BOOK CLUB SERIES: Those attending this meeting also will choose books for the second series of book club meetings, which begins on May 19. We’ll kick off with a fresh list of books to discuss and a fresh bottle of wine to gather around at 6 pm. Remember, you can attend as many or as few of the book club meetings as you like. Join us for these lively discussions. COST: Free and open to the public.

COST: Donation to the AMA and AYP in lieu of admission.

CUT IT OUT! ART PANEL April 3 | 5:30 pm Artists with work showing in the Cut & Paste: Works of Paper exhibition in the Haley Gallery will discuss their work and the relationship of paper and art at this panel discussion, set for 5:30 pm on Friday, April 3 at the Albany Museum of Art. COST: Free and open to the public.

MATT HEFFNER PAPER WORKSHOP April 4 | 10 am-1 pm Matt Heffner’s work with paper is part of the traveling group show titled Cut & Paste: Works of Paper now on exhibition in the Albany Museum of Art’s Haley Gallery. The exhibition focuses on the ways in which contemporary artists manipulate paper to create remarkable drawn, sculptural, assembled, woven, and folded works of art. Heffner will lead the art workshop 10 am-1 pm on Saturday, April 4. Space for the workshop is limited, so reserve your spot by calling 229.439.8400 or emailing Annie.Vanoteghem@albanymuseum.com . COST: $25 for AMA members and $30 for future members.


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FIGURE DRAWING SESSION

YOGA IN THE GALLERY

April 30 | 5:30-7:30 pm

May 9 | 10 am

Work on your drawing skills with a live, clothed Albany Yoga Project model at this special two-hour drawing session for individuals of all skill levels. The session starts at 5:30 pm on Thursday, April 30 with materials and informal instruction provided.

Transform and stretch out your Albany Museum of Art experience with yoga practice and meditation during Yoga in the Gallery. The AMA is partnering with Albany Yoga Project for the fourth session in the series at 10 am on Saturday, May 9.

Space for the workshop is limited, so reserve your spot by calling 229.439.8400 or emailing Annie.Vanoteghem@albanymuseum.com .

Bring your mat and join us for this unique experience. Space is limited, so reserve your spot by calling 229.439.8400 or emailing Annie.Vanoteghem@albanymuseum.com .

COST: $10 for AMA members, $15 for future members, and $5 for college and high school students with ID.

COST: Donation to the AMA and AYP in lieu of admission.

ROLLER BOOGIE soulful tunes and righteous sounds as they skate back to a funkier era.

April 23 | 7-9 pm Stardust 2 Skate Center

Ticket price includes skate rental and entrance fees, and food. The event is free for current Contemporaries members, but future members can join in the fun for $30 in advance or $35 at the door. A cash bar will be available. Stardust 2 Skate Center is located at

The AMA Contemporaries are back this spring, rolling out an evening of vintage fun at Stardust 2 Skate Center. The Contemporaries will be moving it out of the museum and taking it to the skating rink at Roller Boogie, a themed party to FUNdraise for the AMA. Time travel back to Funkytown from 7-9 pm on Thursday, April 23. Albany's young professionals will be out in force, dressed in their best ‘70s groovin’ attire and skating to

2881 Ledo Road. For information or to get your tickets, call 229.439.8400 or visit albanymuseum.com/contemporaries.


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FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS MARCH IS NATIONAL YOUTH ART MONTH Youth art month is a celebration of the visual arts. Student exhibitions, public artwork, art festivals and school events raise awareness and support of the visual arts with local and state education officials, business and community leaders, and state and federal legislators. The Albany Museum of Art has a wide array of events and programs for tomorrow’s leaders in March, but also throughout the year. Join us as the AMA works to impact positively today’s children, youth and teens through our Art Forward programs!

HOMESCHOOL DAY March 12 | April 9 | May 14 11 am-12:30 pm

TODDLER TAKEOVER March 3 | April 7 | May 5 10:30-11am On the first Tuesday of the month, toddlers rule at the AMA! Toddler Takeover is designed to spark creativity in our youngest museum guests. While programs are set with kids 15 months to 3 years old in mind, siblings are welcome. Kids engage with gallery visits, art projects, activities and stories.

STEAM education programming is at the center of this session conducted 11 am-12:30 pm on the second Thursday of the month for homeschool students in the Albany area. Geared toward K5 through 5th-grade students, the program incorporates current AMA exhibitions in education about science, technology, engineering, art and math.

March 3: Explore Cut & Paste exhibition

March 12: Explore Cut & Paste exhibition

April 7: Explore Courtney McClellan exhibition

April 9: Explore Courtney McClellan exhibition

May 5: Summer fun project

May 14: Summer fun project

COST: Free for AMA members, $5 for future members. REMINDER: Toddler Takeover will take a summer break and return Sept 1.

COST: $5 for AMA members, $10 for future members. REMINDER: Homeschool Day will take a summer break June-August and return Sept 10.


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AMA TEEN KICKBACK

KIWANIS ART SHOW & AWARDS

March 13 | April 24 7-9 pm

March 22 | 1-3:30 pm

The AMA Teen Art Board is inviting teenagers in the Albany area to drop by the Albany Museum of Art 7-9 pm on two Fridays, March 13 and April 24. Each will be an evening of art-inspired socializing and bonding with food, music and games. The goal of the Teen Art Board is to inspire creativity in teenagers while having fun, resulting in a positive impact on the community. The organization’s aim is to define and validate creative minds in the high schools and colleges of Southest Georgia. COST: No set admission; donations will be accepted to support the Teen Art Board’s mission.

SPRING FAMILY DAY March 21 | 10 am-1 pm The Albany Recreation & Parks Department and the Albany Museum of Art host a Saturday morning full of art, games and activities for the entire family at Spring Family Day at the AMA. The event is 10 am-1 pm on March 21, 2020 and is free to everyone. The first 100 kids will receive a special gift – a Little Artist Tote Bag. COST: Free

2020 marks the 40th year that the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County has provided students in Dougherty and Lee counties with an annual opportunity to demonstrate their artistic talents. High school participants will receive ribbons for first, second and third place, and best of show at the awards ceremony set for 1-3:30 pm on Sunday, March 22 at the AMA’s Willson Auditorium. That also will be the opening day for the annual exhibition of the students’ work in the AMA auditorium. The show opens March 24 and continues through April 3. The top-placing artwork in each grade is to be entered in the Georgia District of Kiwanis Art Showcase.

YOGA BUNNY March 22 | 3:30-4:30 pm Join us on Sunday, March 22 from 3:30-4:30 pm at the AMA for kidfriendly yoga poses with Yoga Bunny. It's a perfect day for yoga, and Bunny is practicing his poses and wishes his friends would do yoga with him. But there are problems. Lizard is too tired, Fox is in a rush, and Bird has the hiccups. This fun activity includes a kids’ yoga class, a reading of the Yoga Bunny book by Brian Russo, and a fun bunny art project. COST: Donation of any amount to support AMA programs.


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STAYCATION ART CAMP

CONGRESSIONAL ART AWARDS

March 30-April 3 9 am-4 pm | 9 am-noon | 1-4 pm

April 17 | 5:30 pm

U.S. Congressman Sanford Bishop is shown with 2019 winner Columbus High School winner sophomore Phillip Walker.

While school's out for spring break during the week of March 30-April 3, fill your child's time with creative fun at the Albany Museum of Art. Staycation Art Camp is geared for K4-5th grade students. Campers will enjoy a wide variety of art projects, along with games and activities. After the long winter, they’ll also get to enjoy some time outside. Sign up for the whole week or per day. Full-day (9 am4 pm) and half-day (9 am-noon or 1-4 pm) are available in both weekly and daily packages. Plus, we’ll have free early drop-off at 8 am and late pick-up at 5 pm each day of camp. COST FOR THE WEEK: Full-day is $135 for AMA members and $170 for future members. Half-day is $85 for AMA members and $100 for future members. PER DAY COST: Full-day sessions are $35 for AMA members, $45 for future members. Half-day sessions are $20 for AMA members, $35 for future members. Call 229.439.8400 to register your camper.

Congressman Sanford Bishop is inviting high school students who reside in the Second Congressional District of Georgia to participate in the 39th annual Congressional Art Competition. The submissions from students in the district will be on display April 14-17 in the Willson Auditorium at the Albany Museum of Art. All participants and their families are invited to attend the 5:30 pm reception on Friday, April 17 in the auditorium,where the winner will be announced. The district winner’s artwork, along with artwork by winners from other participating congressional districts, will be displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel, a busy underground walkway to the U.S. Capitol from the House office buildings. The winner will have the unique opportunity to join Congressman Bishop at the 2020 national awards reception in Washington, D.C. The AMA offers to purchase the winning artwork and provides lodging expenses for a parent to accompany the winner to the nation’s capital for the awards reception. Details on the 2020 competition can be found at house.gov/educators-and-students/congressionalart-competition, or by contacting Congressman Bishop’s office.


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TEEN ART PROM

AMERICAN GIRL SPRING TEA PARTY

May 2 | 7-9 pm

May 16 | 1-3 pm

Teen Art Prom is an AMA Teen Art Board event dedicated to bringing together young people in the Albany area for a night of fun, dance and artistic expression. On Saturday, May 2 from 7-9 pm, local teens will have a chance to get dressed up in their nicest fit and enjoy the most creative dance of the year!

The AMA’s first American Girl Tea Party was such a success that we just couldn’t wait until fall to bring it back! The second Saturday tea with kids and dolls will be a springtime event set for 1-3 pm on May 2.

It’s an opportunity to showcase teens’ skills in illustration, sculpture, or performance art, such as dancing or poetry. They'll leave this experience knowing more about the creativity in their community, and, hopefully, will have made some new friends. COST: $25 in advance, $20 at the door

Girls and their favorite dolls again will be treated to a special cup of hot tea, fancy treats, and spring fresh crafts selected especially for them and their best friends. COST: $15 for AMA members, $20 for future members. (Dolls and parents attend free!) Discounts are available for siblings. NOTE: Parents are encouraged to attend, but are not required to stay with children 6 years old or older. Space is limited, so RSVP by calling the AMA at 229.439.8400 or emailing annie.vanoteghem@albanymuseum.com.

The canvas for your event! Dates are booking quickly for fall and holiday events at the Albany Museum of Art. Don’t miss out!

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Projection system 12’ by 9’ wall screen Sound system Tables and chairs Catering kitchen Wi-fi access

Contact Chloe Hinton at 229.439.8400 or email rental@albanymuseum.com Visit albanymuseum.com/ rent-our-facility


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SUMMER ART CAMPS Summer will be here before you know it. Your child can have fun while learning and expressing himself or herself creatively at our Summer Art Camps. Each camp has a theme and activities that are age appropriate. We’ll also make sure they get some time outside to absorb much needed Vitamin D! Campers can bring a brown bag lunch or you can purchase lunch for the week for $30 at registration. Space is limited and many of these camps fill up early, so register your camper as soon as you know what your summer travel plans are. We have a terrific lineup of engaging art camps to choose from. Take advantage of Early Bird discounts through May 15. 2-4 YEARS OLD Littles Camp (3 day camp)

K-5TH GRADERS Artful Abstraction

May 27-29 | 9 am - noon

June 1-5 | 9 am - 4 pm

Registration: $45 AMA members, $50 future members

Littles Camp II July 20-24 | 9 am - noon Registration: $90 AMA members, $100 future members

K-5TH GRADERS Pinterest (3 day camp) Early bird registration: Full days are $140 for AMA members, $160 for future members; Half days are $80 for AMA members, $90 for future members. After May 15: Full days are $160 for AMA members, $180 for future members; Half days are $90 for AMA members, $100 for future members.

Fantastical & Magical June 15-19 | 9 am - 4 pm

May 27-29 | 9 am - 4 pm Registration: Full day, $90 for AMA members, $100 future members; Half day, $50 for AMA members and $60 for future members.

Early bird registration: Full days are $140 for AMA members, $160 for future members; Half days are $80 for AMA members, $90 for future members. After May 15: Full days are $160 for AMA members, $180 for future members; Half days are $90 for AMA members, $100 for future members.


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K-5TH GRADERS Time Travel

2ND-6TH GRADERS Meditative Art

June 22-26 | 9 am - 4 pm

June 8-12 | 9 am - 4 pm

Early bird registration: Full days are $140 for AMA members, $160 for future members; Half days are $80 for AMA members, $90 for future members.

Early bird registration: Full days are $140 for AMA members, $160 for future members; Half days are $80 for AMA members, $90 for future members.

After May 15: Full days are $160 for AMA members, $180 for future members; Half days are $90 for AMA members, $100 for future members.

After May 15: Full days are $160 for AMA members, $180 for future members; Half days are $90 for AMA members, $100 for future members.

1ST-5TH GRADERS Tour de Cuisine Culinary Camp (3 day camp)

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL Fashion

Instructor: Chef Todd White

June 22-26 | 9 am - 4 pm

Instructor: Heather Ashberry

June 29-July 1 | 8 am - noon

Early bird registration: $65 or AMA members, $85 for future members. After May 15: $75 for AMA members, $95 for future members.

Artrepreneurs July 13-17 | 9 am - 4 pm Early bird registration: Full days are $140 for AMA members, $160 for future members; Half days are $80 for AMA members, $90 for future members. After May 15: Full days are $160 for AMA members, $180 for future members; Half days are $90 for AMA members, $100 for future members.

Early bird registration: $170 for AMA members, $190 for future members. After May 15: $190 for AMA members, $210 for future members


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Drawing Portfolio

Advanced Fashion

Instructor: Quadre Curry-Wilkerson

Instructor: Heather Ashberry

July 20-24 | 9 am - 3pm

July 13-17 | 9 am - 4 pm

Early bird registration: $170 for AMA members, $190 for future members.

NOTE: Campers must have taken a basic fashion art camp to register for this camp.

After May 15: $190 for AMA members, $210 for future members.

Early bird registration: $170 for AMA members, $190 for future members. After May 15: $190 for AMA members, $210 for future members.

To register or get more information, call Annie Vanoteghem at 229.439.8400 or visit albanymuseum.com/summer-art-camp.html.

AMA INTERNSHIP HELPS PREPARE STUDENT FOR MUSEUM CAREER a year building up his portfolio and saving money before he starts graduate school in fall 2021. “I’m getting a well-rounded art education,” he said. “I do painting, graphic design, ceramics, art history.”

Quadre Curry-Wilkerson, a senior majoring in art at Albany State University, is gaining valuable experience as an intern at the Albany Museum of Art as he prepares for a career in museums. “I don’t think I’ll ever stop making art,” Curry-Wilkerson said, “but I like museums and the role they play in communities, so this (internship) is definitely going to help me work out what type of museum I want to work in and what kind of workspace I want.”

He said he is appreciative of the opportunity to intern at the AMA, saying it has been “beneficial in understanding how a museum works. I’m learning marketing, getting a close look at how you do educational programs, and really the purpose of the museum in a community.” Quadre Curry-Wilkerson

A native of Detroit, he grew up in Lilburn after his family moved to Georgia when he was young. At ASU he has been active in student leadership with the Student Art League, the NAACP, the gospel choir and the Student Government Association, where he serves as president. Curry-Wilkerson will graduate in May with a bachelor of fine arts degree. After graduation, he plans to spend

Previously, he was an intern at the High Museum, but Curry-Wilkerson said his AMA experience may prove more valuable because he is getting a broader view of the overall operation of a museum. “I think I’m being exposed to a lot more, just seeing how you guys (AMA staff ) communicate with each other about different jobs, like membership, marketing, education,” he said. Curry-Wilkerson said he has never considered a career that wasn’t centered on art. “ I’ve never questioned that I was going to be an artist,” he said.


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