Do you ever feel uncomfortable at a museum? Do you want more from your museum experience? Then this program is for you – Plains Art Museum Curatorial team invites you to join the third Wednesday of each month starting in January to learn about the inner workings of a museum. In this monthly talk series, our team will break down different points of entry in museums from missing pieces in the Plains Art Museum Collection to focusing on why art is framed the way it is and the labels we see on the wall. Each session will have a takeaway for participants. This is a free talk series with all materials included.
What’s in the basement?
Spend the evening learning about Plains Art Museum Collection. The Museum is home to over 4,000 different pieces of artwork, all carefully stored in our collections vault. Our team will talk to you about the process of getting art into the museums, and up on the walls for visitors to see. Learn about conservation, storage, and putting together exhibitions with our collection, as well as histories and fun stories about art at Plains Art Museum. These are all the things that help an art museum function, come get a full behind-the-scenes look!