Laurie Van Wieren livens up the Museum

Choreographer Laurie Van Wieren has been a resident here at the Museum for the past week, and we’ve been thrilled to have her. While officially here on “business” exploring ideas for a new dance piece, she’s also been getting involved with some of our day-to-day activities; she took part in a discussion with a group of visiting students and even joined in Marjorie Schlossman’s “Painting at the Plains” class on Wednesday. Her positive attitude and enthusiasm are infectious.

Laurie has appreciated the opportunity to rehearse and create in our third floor raw space and tailored a few of her movements to the architecture. She will further share her talents and expertise this Saturday in a movement workshop, inspired by the Judy Onofrio exhibition See Acts of Audacious Daring, entitled “I Ran Away with the Circus“. In the workshop, she’ll focus on the movements of circus performers, clowns, and acrobats. It’s an excellent opportunity for performance artists, visual artists, and dancers to expand their physical repertoire. If you can’t make it for the workshop, feel free to drop by tomorrow, 10 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., to watch Laurie rehearse and have a chat.

Learn more about Laurie Van Wieren by visiting her website at