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 up with art collecting?
Why do people collect art? What does art collecting look like? This discussion will walk through the different levels and tiers of collecting artwork with anything from the ceramic mug purchased by your local artist to collecting fine art pieces such as prints or paintings. Understand how a personal, or a museum collection is built, understand the history of how museums acquire works, and how you can start your very own art collection!