Our budget for FY 2019 included a $44,000 grant that we have received for many years to offset the cost of utilities in our 127-year-old historic building. Notice was just received that the grant was reduced to $25,000, leaving us short by $19,000.
“We are launching a $19,000 region-wide initiative specifically to support art instruction and programs,” Board Chairman Ethyl Ault said. “This is the first time we have instituted such a campaign to offset an unexpected funding cut.”
The last thing we want is to make programming cuts. We really need our art-loving supporters to make this a successful mini-campaign. Our children are counting on us.
ON VIEW: MAY 21 – AUGUST 10, 2019
Dancing on the Edge of the Abyss
Wes and Missy Cochran began building their impressive collection of abstract works at a time when it was unusual to collect non-figurative art by African American artists. The works in the exhibition attest to the remarkable depth of talent of African American women artists who worked in the field of abstraction.
This exhibition is a series of drawings inspired by Homer’s Odyssey, where Penelope’s stories soothe Laertes’ anxiety about what is real. As artistic processes and mediums of expression continue to evolve and change, Conrad Ross reminds us of the importance of drawing as a fundamental component of art.
The LaGrange Art Museum is dedicated to the enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts through the quality of its collections, exhibitions, education programs, and community outreach initiatives. It is committed to being a vital partner in the educational and cultural life of the community it serves. Its mission is to support lifelong learning that reflects the value of diversity and contributes to the viability of the region by serving as both an art museum and community arts center with a special dedication to serving the region’s youth.