Memorial Art Gallery
- The Path to Paradise, the first retrospective of the work of contemporary glass artist Judith Schaechter, was organized by curator in charge/curator of American Art Jessica Marten, who also wrote the catalog for this major traveling show. In a long appreciation of the exhibition, Hyperallergic magazine wrote, “Schaechter emerges as a powerful feminist voice as she teases out the female figure in art history and re-presents her as radically complex.”
- MAG provided docent-led tours for 5,095 students and educators in 31 school districts and 81 public/private/pre-K schools and home-school groups. Each student received a free pass for a return family visit. Following the COVID-19 shutdown, staff also quickly accommodated requests for virtual class visits, as well as launched a new Remote Learning & Homeschooling page.
- MAG continued to offer free museum admission for up to four people presenting a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. And MAGconnect continued to offer free transportation, complimentary admission, an engaging tour, and a one-year MAG membership to community residents of limited financial means.
- Through new art acquisitions, MAG continued its focused program to strengthen modern and contemporary art holdings, extend historical and aesthetic narratives in the collection, and enhance representation of women and minority artists.
Bullet points highlight impact made in 2020-21