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Opening Remarks (Sept 28 – Nov 18)

Published October 1, 2018

Opening Remarks: Works from our Permanent Collection

Sept 28 – Nov 18, 2018

When we assumed our respective leadership roles at the Museum of Fine Arts this summer, we knew that we had big shoes to fill. The founding Director, Dr. Allys Palladino-Craig, had been with Florida State University for over thirty years. Through her curatorial decisions, acquisitions, exhibitions, and publications, she built a deep rapport with the Museum’s many audiences. Here we begin a new dialog, building upon this great legacy while looking to the future. We are excited to introduce ourselves through the works we have selected for this show.

The Museum has a collection of over 6000 works, ranging from ancient Peruvian ceramics to contemporary photography. All curators have their own personal points of view, informed by their educations, histories, and experiences. Our selections from the Museum’s permanent collection reflect who we are – what we like to look at, study, and think about. As we move forward, as we learn about what interests you and how the Museum can better meet your needs, we aim to be good communicators, to be good listeners, and to contribute meaningfully to the conversations that sustain the civic and intellectual life of our campus, city, and region. These remarks are the opening of one such conversation, as we find through art a common language for understanding one another.

-Preston McLane & Meredith Lynn

Hours/Additional Information

September 28 – November 18
Monday through Friday 9:00 to 4:00
Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 to 4:00
Closed Saturday October 6 & 7 for installation