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"Say It Loud": a snapshot of Lancaster protests by Michelle Johnsen, digital photograph, to be on view and for sale in t...
06/19/2020

"Say It Loud": a snapshot of Lancaster protests by Michelle Johnsen, digital photograph, to be on view and for sale in the "This Moment" online exhibition, benefitting Lancaster's Community Action Partnership and Crispus Attucks Community Center
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As we experience one of the largest civil rights movements in our history, we welcome all Lancaster artists to reflect and respond with art in our newest online exhibition, 'This Moment.' Works will be for sale with 50% of the proceeds benefiting Lancaster's Community Action Partnership and Crispus Attucks Community Center. Artists will receive 40% of the sale and the Foundation will retain 10% to cover processing fees and administrative costs.

There are no entry fees to participate. Submissions are due June 30 at 4 pm. The exhibition will premiere on First Friday, July 3 at 5 pm. To submit your work, please follow the instructions on this form: https://forms.gle/c8hiPfj281nybThTA

Members' Third Thursday is here! Join us this evening, June 18, at 5 pm for a virtual gallery talk to learn more about t...
06/18/2020

Members' Third Thursday is here! Join us this evening, June 18, at 5 pm for a virtual gallery talk to learn more about the works recently gifted to the Lancaster Museum of Art in our June online exhibition, "New Works: Gifts to the Lancaster Museum of Art Collection", featuring Keith Haring, David Brumbach, Florence Starr Taylor, and more! June's Third Thursday will be held on Google Hangouts Meet, a video conferencing site. To participate, a computer, phone, or tablet with internet capability is required; a webcam and microphone is not required, but recommended.

This is a members-only event. Please RSVP to [email protected].
Image: Keith Haring, "For Kathi", 1984, pen on paper, 8 3/4" x 11 3/4", gift courtesy of Kathi and John Markley, in memory of Henry Franco, on view in the "New Works: Gifts to the Lancaster Museum of Art Collection" online exhibition @ https://bit.ly/newworkslma

Join us once a month for an online game night! Every fourth Wednesday of the month, we'll play popular games with an art...
06/17/2020

Join us once a month for an online game night! Every fourth Wednesday of the month, we'll play popular games with an artful twist and feature prizes, including gift cards to local restaurants and businesses. Our first game night next Wednesday, June 24, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm, features Art Trivia! Test your knowledge with a series of questions about art history, artistic styles, and techniques.

The game night will be hosted through Zoom, a web-based video conferencing app. An internet connection and webcam will be required to participate. Participation is free! Please RSVP to [email protected] for the link to participate.

If you missed the live stream of Beth Bathe's studio tour, a recording is now available for viewing! Follow this link to...
06/16/2020

If you missed the live stream of Beth Bathe's studio tour, a recording is now available for viewing! Follow this link to enjoy the video: https://youtu.be/-UHeKZAVRz4

Our next virtual artist studio tour, featuring local artist and educator Scott Cantrell, takes place today at 4 pm! RSVP to [email protected] to receive the link to participate. We invite you to join us!

Less than a week remains to register for our new free art program, Creative Craft Kits! Filled with art supplies and ins...
06/15/2020

Less than a week remains to register for our new free art program, Creative Craft Kits! Filled with art supplies and instructions to complete an art project, Creative Craft Kits include a unique activity each week throughout July. Kits are designed for students ages 7-12.

Each week will feature a different project theme:

July 2: Model Magic Animals
July 9: Poster Portraits
July 16: Origami
July 23: Watercolor
July 30: Leaf Prints

All Creative Craft Kits are FREE, but must be requested by June 20 and are first come, first served. Kit pickups will take place each Thursday in July at the Lancaster Museum of Art rear portico (135 N. Lime Street, downtown Lancaster) from 3 - 6 pm. Deliveries can also be arranged within Lancaster City.

To reserve a kit, please complete our online form at this link: https://forms.gle/fU5mZ1gkftvX4wQX6 or leave us a message at (717) 299-9940. Please email [email protected] with any questions!

The Demuth Foundation's vision statement is: An inspired community where all recognize their inherent creativity and the...
06/14/2020

The Demuth Foundation's vision statement is: An inspired community where all recognize their inherent creativity and the arts foster a dialogue to enhance the quality of life in Lancaster. Our country is experiencing one of the largest civil rights movements in its history. We want to offer a safe place for expression and conversation as we work together towards change and equality.

To that end, we are creating an opportunity for Lancaster-based artists to reflect and respond with art. Artists of all races and ethnicities are welcome to submit to our newest online exhibition, 'This Moment.'

Works will be for sale with 50% of the proceeds benefiting Lancaster's Community Action Partnership and Crispus Attucks Community Center. Artists will receive 40% of the sale and the Foundation will retain 10% to cover processing fees and administrative costs.

There are no entry fees to participate. Submissions are due June 30 at 4 pm. The exhibition will premiere on First Friday, July 3 at 5 pm. To submit your work, please follow the instructions on this form: https://forms.gle/c8hiPfj281nybThTA

Our next Virtual Artist Studio Tour takes place Tuesday, June 16 @ 4 pm, featuring local artist and educator Scott Cantr...
06/13/2020

Our next Virtual Artist Studio Tour takes place Tuesday, June 16 @ 4 pm, featuring local artist and educator Scott Cantrell! Join us for a tour of Scott’s studio and learn about his artistic process.

The tour will be held on Google Hangouts Meet, a video conferencing site. To participate, a computer, phone, or tablet with internet capability is required; a webcam and microphone is not required, but recommended. A link to access the meeting will be emailed to participants before 4 pm on Tuesday. Participation is free! Registration required by emailing [email protected].

We are excited to announce a new opportunity for all professional Lancaster artists with our new program, Painted Panes!...
06/12/2020

We are excited to announce a new opportunity for all professional Lancaster artists with our new program, Painted Panes! This program provides two local artists an opportunity to create a site-specific work for display in our window at the Demuth Museum and sign case at the Lancaster Museum of Art. Both windows are easily visible to pedestrians and motorists traveling on E. King Street (Demuth Museum) and N. Lime Street (Lancaster Museum of Art), and will offer a chance to view art from outside our museums. Proposed artwork should help create a positive and hopeful atmosphere for those passing by.

The works will be on display for approximately 8 weeks, starting July 3 and ending August 30, 2020. Even if our museums reopen within that period, the works will remain on display as there will be portions of our community who cannot visit our galleries due to increased health risks and other factors.

Applicants can submit a proposal for the Demuth window, Lancaster Museum of Art sign, or both. The same artist will not be selected to create works for both spaces.

An artist selection committee of 5 Lancaster community members will work with the Demuth Foundation to select works. Submissions will be judged based on artistic quality, innovation, durability, safety, and appropriateness to the site.

If you are interested in submitting, please follow this link for more information and instructions: https://bit.ly/paintedpanes

This month's Members' Third Thursday is just one week away! Join us on June 18 at 5 pm for a virtual gallery talk to lea...
06/11/2020

This month's Members' Third Thursday is just one week away! Join us on June 18 at 5 pm for a virtual gallery talk to learn more about the works recently gifted to the Lancaster Museum of Art featured in our June online exhibition, "New Works: Gifts to the Lancaster Museum of Art Collection".

June's Third Thursday will be held on Google Hangouts Meet, a video conferencing site. To participate, a computer, phone, or tablet with internet capability is required; a webcam and microphone is not required, but recommended.

This is a members-only event. Please RSVP to [email protected].

'New Works' is available for viewing at this link: https://bit.ly/newworkslma

Image: Eva Stina Bender, "Spring Floral", 1991, watercolor on paper, 16" x 20", gift courtesy of Mildred H. McQueen, on view in the "New Works: Gifts to the Lancaster Museum of Art Collection" online exhibition

As summertime approaches, we are excited to announce a new program that brings the creativity and fun of Summer Art Camp...
06/10/2020

As summertime approaches, we are excited to announce a new program that brings the creativity and fun of Summer Art Camp to your home! Our Creative Craft Kits, filled with art supplies and instructions to complete an art project, include a unique activity each week throughout July! Kits are designed for students ages 7-12.

Each week will feature a different project theme:

July 2: Model Magic Animals
July 9: Poster Portraits
July 16: Origami
July 23: Watercolor
July 30: Leaf Prints

All Creative Craft Kits are FREE, but must be requested by June 20 and are first come, first served. Kit pickups will take place each Thursday in July at the Lancaster Museum of Art rear portico (135 N. Lime Street, downtown Lancaster) from 3 - 6 pm. Deliveries can also be arranged within Lancaster City.

To reserve a kit, please complete our online form at this link: https://forms.gle/fU5mZ1gkftvX4wQX6 or leave us a message at (717) 299-9940. Please email [email protected] with any questions!

The recording of Blair Atherholt's studio tour is now available for viewing! Get a glimpse of Blair's studio and a detai...
06/09/2020

The recording of Blair Atherholt's studio tour is now available for viewing! Get a glimpse of Blair's studio and a detailed demonstration of his painting process. Follow this link to watch: https://youtu.be/kWLvwVSN6IM

If you're looking to catch up on previous studio tours, a recording of Rob Evan's studio tour is now available to watch!...
06/08/2020

If you're looking to catch up on previous studio tours, a recording of Rob Evan's studio tour is now available to watch! Take a look at his studio and get a walkthrough of his curated traveling exhibition, “Drawing on the Susquehanna: Four Centuries of Artistic Inspiration and Commerce”. Follow this link to watch: https://youtu.be/nI85ksYTzis

Our next Virtual Artist Studio Tour takes place tomorrow, June 8 @ 4 pm, featuring local artist Beth Bathe! Beth is curr...
06/08/2020

Our next Virtual Artist Studio Tour takes place tomorrow, June 8 @ 4 pm, featuring local artist Beth Bathe! Beth is currently featured in our 'Still Life' in Lancaster: Art in the Time of COVID-19 online exhibition and is the second place winner of the 2019 Community Art Exhibition! Join us for a tour of Beth’s studio and learn about her artistic process.

The tour will be held on Google Hangouts Meet, a video conferencing site. To participate, a computer, phone, or tablet with internet capability is required; a webcam and microphone is not required, but recommended. A link to access the meeting will be emailed to participants before 4 pm on Tuesday. Participation is free! Registration required by emailing [email protected].

Over the last few days, we've intentionally muted our presence on social media to make space for marginalized voices in ...
06/06/2020

Over the last few days, we've intentionally muted our presence on social media to make space for marginalized voices in our community to be heard. This response was done out of respect and an intention to grow, so that we may have an opportunity to listen and learn from our neighbors.

As an art organization representing and serving Lancaster, we admit that we can and need to do better to engage with diverse artists and audiences. We will continue to seek to educate ourselves and create more opportunities for Black artists and people of color at our museums. Staff will participate in continual diversity and inclusion training, and work to establish and deepen relationships for new exhibitions and programs.

We humbly ask that you join us on this journey and take a moment to learn about some Lancaster artists. We know this list is by no means exhaustive, and we welcome your suggestions of Black artists we should be reaching out to.

Keisha Finnie Art
https://www.instagram.com/keishafinnie/
https://keishafinnie.bigcartel.com/

Justin Jones
https://www.instagram.com/jjonesillustration/

Osymn Oree
https://www.instagram.com/ozmynoree/
http://www.osmynjoree.com/

Gracie Berry | GirlrillaVintage
https://girlrillavintage.me/

Bill Hutson
http://www.billhutson.com/

Jerome Wright
http://revelomag.com/jerome-wright/

Dyneisha Gross
https://www.instagram.com/dyneishagross/

Please continue to check this post and our stories for more artists and information.

We remain a welcoming place for all. We will encourage meaningful change. We stand against racism and violence. Our vision of an inspired community where all recognize their inherent creativity and the arts foster a dialogue to enhance the quality of life in Lancaster is more important than ever, and we commit to seeing this reality.

Images: (1) Justin Jones, "Love Where You Live and It Will Love You Back", spray paint on neighbor's garage door, 7' x 10' (2) Keisha Finnie, "The Journey" (3) Keisha Finnie, "Basquiat" (4) Keisha Finnie, "Love" (5) Keisha Finnie, "Her"

Join us for a new online exhibition debuting this First Friday, June 5, at 5 pm! "New Works: Gifts to the Lancaster Muse...
06/01/2020

Join us for a new online exhibition debuting this First Friday, June 5, at 5 pm! "New Works: Gifts to the Lancaster Museum of Art Collection" features over 20 works recently donated to the permanent collection of the Lancaster Museum of Art, including artists David Brumbach, Keith Haring, Robert Hustead, and more! A special video presentation will premiere through IGTV on Instagram (@demuthmuseum) and our pages (Demuth Museum, Lancaster Museum of Art) at 5 pm on Friday. A link to the full exhibition will be available through the link in our bio and our websites (demuth.org, lmapa.org).

Image: Detail of Robert Hustead, "Landscape", 20th century, watercolor, pastel, and gouache on paper, 9" x 13 3/4", gift courtesy of Mildred H. McQueen, to be on view in the "New Works: Gifts to the Lancaster Museum of Art" online exhibition

A favorite among our friends and visitors, Charles Demuth's "Zinnias and Scarlet Sage" is another example of Demuth's la...
05/30/2020

A favorite among our friends and visitors, Charles Demuth's "Zinnias and Scarlet Sage" is another example of Demuth's later floral works inspired by his mother's garden. Unlike other later floral works, such as "Pink Tulips" (1930), "Zinnias" does not demonstrate his experimentation with Precisionism, but rather his mastery of a classic composition. We snapped this photo of a zinnia in bloom in Augusta Demuth's garden just yesterday!

We also have another fun online #puzzle for this weekend, featuring "Zinnias and Scarlet Sage"! Follow this link to play: https://jigex.com/TjEv

Image: Charles Demuth, "Zinnias and Scarlet Sage", 1928, watercolor and graphite on paper, 11 5/8" x 17 3/4", private collection on loan to the Demuth Museum

We have extended our Virtual Studio Tour series through the month of June! Join us on our next tour on Tuesday, June 2 @...
05/29/2020

We have extended our Virtual Studio Tour series through the month of June! Join us on our next tour on Tuesday, June 2 @ 4pm, featuring local artist Blair Atherholt! Blair is currently featured in our 'Still Life' in Lancaster: Art in the Time of COVID-19 online exhibition. Take a tour of Blair’s studio and learn about his artistic process!

The tour will be held on Google Hangouts Meet, a video conferencing site. To participate, a computer, phone, or tablet with internet capability is required; a webcam and microphone is not required, but recommended. A link to access the meeting will be emailed to participants before 4 pm on Tuesday. Participation is free! Registration required by emailing [email protected].

Images: Blair Atherholt, (1) “Red Bartlett no. IV”, oil, 8" x 12” (2) “Happy Hour”, oil, 12" x 12” (3) “Vintage”, oil, 13" x 13”

A focal point of Augusta's garden, roses were another inspiration for Demuth. His watercolor paintings of roses have mad...
05/29/2020

A focal point of Augusta's garden, roses were another inspiration for Demuth. His watercolor paintings of roses have made their way into various museum and personal collections, including "Rose" (n.d.) from a private collection previously shown at the Demuth Museum, as well as Roses (1926) in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. We recently spotted this year's roses in full bloom!

Images: (1) Charles Demuth, "Rose", n.d., watercolor on paper, Collection of Joyce Heberlein (2) Charles Demuth, "Roses", 1926, watercolor over graphite on paper, 11 1/2" x 16 3/4", collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

The peonies of Augusta Demuth's garden were an inspiration to Demuth throughout his lifetime. In this 1922 piece, "Flowe...
05/28/2020

The peonies of Augusta Demuth's garden were an inspiration to Demuth throughout his lifetime. In this 1922 piece, "Flower Study", peonies are masterfully depicted in watercolor and graphite. However, Demuth's fascination with his mother's garden began much earlier, as he painted peonies among many other flowers throughout his childhood sketchbooks. He was encouraged by his aunt, Louisa Demuth, who also enjoyed painting the various flowers found in Augusta's garden.

Images: (1) Charles Demuth, "Flower Study", 1922, watercolor and graphite, collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art (2) Charles Demuth, "Childhood Sketchbook Page", n.d., opaque paint on paper, 8 1/2" x 10 3/4", Demuth Museum Collection (3) Louisa Demuth, "Flowers", late 19th century, watercolor on paper, Demuth Museum Collection

Inspired by another floral selection from Augusta Demuth's garden, Charles Demuth's "Daffodils" once again shows his sty...
05/27/2020

Inspired by another floral selection from Augusta Demuth's garden, Charles Demuth's "Daffodils" once again shows his stylistic innovation and mastery of watercolor. We spotted these daffodils in full bloom several weeks ago!

View our stories for more details on Demuth's "Daffodils"!

Image: Charles Demuth, "Daffodils", date illegible, watercolor and graphite on paper, 13 3/8" x 9 3/8", Demuth Museum Collection

If you missed the live stream of David M. Stallings' studio tour, a recording is now available for viewing! Follow this ...
05/26/2020

If you missed the live stream of David M. Stallings' studio tour, a recording is now available for viewing! Follow this link to enjoy the video: https://youtu.be/PS_bo3VPSdI

Our next virtual artist studio tour, featuring local artist Rob Evans, takes place today at 4 pm! RSVP to [email protected] to receive the link to participate. We invite you to join us!

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