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Weatherspoon Celebrates 70

033011Feature_WeatherspoonThe Weatherspoon Art Museum turns 70 this year. That’s seven decades of presenting thoughtful exhibitions, providing educational opportunities for visitors, and building a collection with a national reputation.

The museum will have special offerings throughout the year.

One that is always fun and very family-friendly is the annual Spring Community Day, which will be Saturday, April 9, 1-4 p.m. Join Paperhand Puppet Intervention (in visual) from the Triangle area in celebrating WAM’s 70th Anniversary. Art activities, performances, tours and more will be offered.

Additional highlights for the year include the anniversary exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum: 70 Years of Collecting, and the launch of a full-color publication that complements it.

Some events in the coming weeks:
Noon @ ‘the Spoon gallery tour – Tour the Vogel Collection
April 12, noon

A Conversation with artist Tom Otterness – Thursday, April 14, 5:30 p.m.
From the city parks to museums, from subway stations to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Tom Otterness’ public sculptures have been enjoyed by millions. Join WAM for this special evening.

John Ahearn: Artist Talk – Wednesday, April 20, 5:30 p.m.
A Greensboro storefront in 1995 became a studio for John Ahearn where he created life-like plaster portraits of the city’s residents. Learn about John’s work and those who inspire it. More information.

The special 70th anniversary web site can be viewed here. The WAM site, with a full calendar, can be viewed here.