The writing is on the wall, literally. This weekend a group of artists from UGA’s MFA program and I drove down to Madison, Georgia to install Making Masters 2014 at the Madison Museum of Fine Art. The ten artists in the show work in different media and themes, so it was exciting to bring their pieces together and see how they responded to each other. As the curator I had tried to imagine how the artworks would look in the space for weeks, so it was really satisfying to see them on the wall.
We also had our first visitors. A small school group appeared just as we were putting on the final touches, and the children got to ask the artists questions about their work, such as “Where do you get your ideas for an artwork from?” or “How do you know it’s good enough to be in a museum?” Going right for the jugular! More questions like that are heartily welcomed. The exhibition is open to the public this coming Saturday, September 27. Even better, join us on October 11 from 4 to 6 pm for a reception.