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Thanks for a fantastic 2018! 

Thanks to all of YOU, we had an incredible 2018!

We celebrated our seventh anniversary and welcomed our four millionth visitor. We served as the first US-destination for the incredible exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, introduced 20 emerging artists in The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art, and filled our galleries with contemporary Indigenous art from the US and Canada in Art for a New Understanding, Native Voices, 1950s to Now. 

We launched new avenues for engagement, including CBVR (virtual reality) and our podcast Museum Way.

As amazing as 2018 was, we’re even more excited about everything 2019 has in store.

Here’s what you can look forward to:


1. Exhibitions

Visit our galleries in 2019 to enjoy new focus exhibitions (found in our permanent collection), as well as three new temporary exhibitions, including Men of Steel, Women of Wonder, which examines art world responses to Superman and Wonder Woman ranging from their Depression-era origins to today’s contemporary artist interpretations.

Men of Steel, Women of Wonder opens February 9.

Tickets and more info here.


2. Summer Concerts

Our third annual Forest Concert Series will return to the North Forest this summer. Stay tuned for the lineup!


3. Travel Opportunities

Travel is one of life’s greatest pleasures and we are excited to offer our members a variety of opportunities to discover art destinations, make new friends, and deepen their understanding of the world of art, architecture, and nature.

Not a member? Join today!


4. Inspiring Lectures

Our 2019 Distinguished Speaker Series will kick off on March 22 with visual artist, composer, musician, film director, and writer Laurie Anderson. O’ Superman, included in Men of Steel, Women of Wonder, launched Anderson’s recording career in 1980.

She will be followed, on April 24, by State of the Art exhibition artist and 2018 Don Tyson Prize winner, Vanessa German.  German explores the power of art and love as a transformative force in communities and neighborhoods. Her work is also part of our permanent collection.

Learn more here.


5. The Momentary

Slated to open in 2020, the Momentary will champion contemporary art’s role in everyday life. Stay tuned for more information about all that we have in store, including memberships and programming, for this new contemporary art venue.

Follow the Momentary on social media to stay up to date.


Thanks again for an amazing year! Here’s to all that’s in store for 2019.