Museum Week Begins, and Other Upcoming Online Programs
Monday, May 11th — Sunday, May 17th
Museum Week is an international festival for cultural organizations on social media. Each day has a theme and museums around the world create content for their audiences that explore each theme. This year's themes and hashtags can be found on our website here.
We'll be posting all week, and invite you to participate on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Find our posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
How to Care for Artwork and Family Treasures
Wednesday, May 13th - 2:00 p.m.
Presented by Executive Director, Craig Hadley in partnership with NMC Extended Education
All of us have family treasures that we have inherited or collected over the years. In this live webinar session, you will learn how museum professionals take care of a wide range of artworks and objects, from sculptures and paintings to photographs and precious newsclippings. We will discuss the different ways in which objects deteriorate, tips for mitigating loss, and what you can do to protect your precious belongings. Bring your questions! Free and open to the public. You can also watch the session live on our Facebook page! Celebrate Wednesday's Museum Week theme #TogetherMW with us by joining us for this online event.
Artist Talk with Karen Bondarchuk
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 2:00 p.m.
Join us for a live conversation on Zoom and Facebook with Karen Bondarchuk, the artist who created Ergo Sum: A Crow a Day, now on exhibit at the Dennos Museum Center. In 2014, Canadian-born Karen set out to mark the passing time that her mother – diagnosed with dementia in 2010 – no longer could. For 365 days, she produced a crow a day on a hand-cut, hand-gessoed panel, remembering her mother as she once was and grieving her loss. The resulting work explores communication and an artist’s relationship to the world; it resonates for its depth, beauty, and elegiac and potent whimsy.
Our guest host for this interactive conversation is Kathy Kelsey Foley, Director of the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum which organized the traveling exhibition.
Dennos Virtual Exhibit
Call for Digital Photographs, May 11th - May 22nd
We're looking to grow on the success of our first ever Virtual Pet Exhibit, and that means we need more photos! No fancy cameras needed--just a good smartphone camera and a photo that connects with one of two new themes. Please only submit one photo for one exhibition. This call is open to anyone; all ages, all geographies. The first 50 submissions will be accepted. We'll host a virtual reception online, at a future date and time to be determined.
Exhibition themes (choose one):
Lost & Found in My Backyard
Explore your backyard, however you want, and share a photograph of something lost or found. It could be a surprising view, a lost object, or anything else you capture.
Patterns of Domesticity
Take a look inside your home, and share a unique pattern you find. This could include a tile floor, stacks of dishes, or any other pattern you find along the way.
A few helpful guidelines:
-Please submit ONE DIGITAL PHOTO between May 11 and May 22, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org
-Include your theme choice in the subject of your email ('Backyard' or 'Patterns')
-All entries limited to one photograph per person
-Please include the photographer's first name, age, and a title for the exhibit label (Adults: If you're uncomfortable about sharing your age, just write "Under 50" or "50 and up")
-The first 50 entries will be displayed in the virtual galleries--so don’t delay!