A few months ago, the Palmer Museum was contacted by a Graduate Fellow at the Rasmuson Foundation in regards to their Office Art Program. Initially, the inquiry was about a possible loan of two of the Palmer Museum's Contemporary Art pieces. However, after a two month long review, the Museum just received notification that the Foundation would like to acquire not two but rather, four pieces from the Collection for an 18 month loan in which the pieces would be on display at the Foundation's headquarters located in the Wells Fargo Building in Anchorage. The Palmer Museum is elated to have pieces from the Collection to be recognized in such a manner and will be delivering them to the Foundation on May 23rd. Those art works that will be on loan include:
"Beets" by Diane Meekin
"Snow Geese and Mt. Palmer" by Greg Gusse
"Cannibal Spirit" by Benjamin Schleifman
"Palmer Farm" by Douglas Girard
As a means of giving the art works a brief send-off and to provide an opportunity for our Valley residents to get one final close up before they depart, the Museum will have them on display during its Annual Celebration and Palmer Midsummer Garden and Art Faire Preview Night on Saturday, May 21st from 7:00 - 9:00PM. The loan will be the second time within the last year that pieces from the Palmer Museum's Contemporary Art Collection have been publicly recognized. The first, being Gail Niebrugge's "Musk Ox' which is currently a part of the Anchorage Museum'sLiving Alaska traveling exhibition.