Thursday, March 26, 2015

Behind “Behind Photographs”

Some photographs still strike us, years after they were taken. The photograph called “Afghan Girl,” published in National Geographic in 1985, is considered the magazine’s most famous image. The photos taken by John Lennon’s personal photographer, including the iconic image of the Beatle wearing a New York City t-shirt, “present a kaleidoscope of John Lennon's New York Period” that is “beautiful, clear and truthful,” according to Yoko Ono.

But how often does the layperson think about the photographer rather than the person in some of these famous photos?
Steve McCurry holds his photograph, "Afghan Girl."
"I looked for this girl for 17 years and finally found her in 2002. Her name is Sharbat Gula."
Bob Gruen holds his iconic photograph of John Lennon against the NYC skyline.
"John Lennon asked me to come to his penthouse apt [sic] on the east side of New York to take pictures for the cover of his 'Walls + Bridges' album. After we took a series of portraits for the record cover we took some informal shots to use for publicity. I asked him if he still had the New York City t-shirt I had given him a year earlier and he went and put it on and we made this photo."
Photographer Tim Mantoani’s mission is to give a voice to “each face, in each place,” including those normally behind the lens. From 2006 to 2011, Mantoani traveled across the United States to capture images of photographers. He rented a rare 20x24 Polaroid camera and a 20x24 Wisner camera with a Polaroid back to take the photographs. In each Polaroid, the photographer is holding his or her most famous or favorite image. Over 5 years, Mantoani took pictures of more than 150 photographers, published in the book “Behind Photographs” in 2012.

At the bottom of each Polaroid, Mantoani had the photographer write a short paragraph about the image he or she chose. Some photographers wrote simple descriptions, such as Douglas Kirkland’s “This is from my evening with Marilyn.”

Others, like Mary Ellen Mark, wrote more detailed paragraphs:

I am holding my photograph of Ram Prakash Singh with his beloved elephant Shyama—taken in 1990. Ram Prakash Singh was the ringmaster of the “The Great Golden Circus”—The photograph was done in Ahmedabad India—This was part of my Indian Circus Project—I love India and I love the circus so photographing eighteen circuses all around India was an incredible experience—Unfortunately Shyama died a few months after this photograph was taken—supposedly he succumbed to a poisoned chapatti—Ram Prakash Singh was heartbroken—me also.

With these Polaroids, Mantoani has managed to preserve the stories behind these images. The photographers cannot live forever, but their work can. Life magazine photographer John Dominis died in December 2013. Thanks to Mantoani’s project, the story behind his photograph of two resting lions will remain for generations to come.
John Dominis holds his photograph of two resting lions.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Selfie Museum

The "selfie" is now so popular that the term has even been added to the dictionary, and there are tools available to improve your "selfie game," such as the selfie stick. Many museums and tourist attractions worldwide have banned selfie sticks in order to protect paintings, individual privacy and overall visitor experience (for example, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Palace of Versailles, the Colosseum in Rome, the Smithsonian Museums and many more). 

One museum in Manila, Philippines, is approaching the selfie stick differently. Art in Island lets visitors interact with the art by touching it and taking as many pictures as they want. As its Facebook page says, "Whenever you visit an art museum, you are always expected to just look around quietly.  You are not allowed to touch anything nor take pictures. You don't even have a single proof of being there. Art in Island allows visitors to interact and have fun with the art pieces. You can take as much pictures and videos you want! Here in Art in Island, we want you to BE PART OF THE ART." As this museum is the first of its kind, it is being called the "world's first selfie museum."

Here are some examples of the visitors' pictures.

Photo by: Art in Island
Photo by: Art in Island
Photo by: Art in Island
Photo by: Art in Island 


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Nellie Mae Rowe: Making Something Out of Nothing

Photo Credit: Souls Grow Deep Foundation
Nellie Mae Rowe was known for creating imaginative works of art. Her sculptures made of found objects and drawings were inspired by her faith in God, by current events and by African American narrative traditions.

Rowe was born in 1900 in Fayetteville, Ga., but lived in Vinings. Her father had previously been enslaved, and her mother was born after emancipation. Both of Rowe’s parents were creative. Her mother was an expert quilter, and her father was a basket weaver. They both encouraged Rowe in her art. When she was a child, she would lie down on the floor and draw every chance she got.

She did not always have supporters as encouraging as her parents. After her second husband died, in 1948, people would tear Rowe’s fence down, throw things at her house and destroy her property. She told Maude Wahlman and Judith Alexander in the early 1980s that she would make “old weavings . . . make the eyes on them, make the big popeyes. They thought I was a hoodoo or something like that. I put up wig heads. I put the wig on them and sometimes have a shawl hanging on it. From here look like a person sit up in the tree.”

After she was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 1981, Rowe increased her art output. She believed that she had been given this artistic talent by God, and she wanted to prove to Jesus that she was worthy of it. She considered her art to be a connection to and a way to honor God. She would draw people and ask the Lord to help them. Drawing, for her, was almost akin to praying.

Rowe was also inspired by current events. Between 1979 and 1981, more than 20 Atlanta-area children were sexually molested and murdered, allegedly by Wayne Williams. Rowe created several drawings on the subject because she believed they would protect the children. Her 1981 work “Atlanta’s Missing Children” features five charms and the color blue, traditionally used to ward off evil spirits in the homes of southern African Americans.

Her work was featured in a gallery for the first time in 1976, in the Atlanta History Center’s exhibition “Missing Pieces: Georgia Folk Art 1770–1976.” Her first solo exhibition was held two years later at the Alexander Gallery in Atlanta. She quickly garnered national recognition. Her first exhibition outside of Georgia was at the Parsons/Dreyfuss Gallery in New York City.

Rowe primarily used simple materials to create her art, like crayons and found objects. She told Wahlman and Alexander that she “[took] nothing, you know, [took] nothing and [made] something out of it.”

Rowe’s drawing “Foot with Deer” is part of the Georgia Museum of Art’s permanent collection. The museum also owns “Flower,” a crayon piece, and “Doll,” which is made from cloth, thread and found objects.


Currently, these works are not on display in the museum’s permanent collection galleries, partially because their fragile materials cannot be exposed to light for long periods. Many of Rowe’s works can also be found at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, which owns more than 100 of her drawings.

Friday, March 06, 2015

1WTC Art

One hundred and seven floors may be empty right now at One World Trade Center, but that doesn't include the walls already filled with art. After the 13-year construction, it's no surprise that the featured art would be carefully considered.  The five American artists were only given one guideline: that the work must be unifying. The artists were picked by consultant Asher Edelman, who said, "The mission was to get people to turn their phones off and look up. It had to be a wake-up call. But not about the building; about itself."

The showpiece is a massive 14.5-by-90-foot mural titled "Union of the Senses" created by Jose Parla.  
Jose Parla 
Below are the other works displayed that provide a playful counterbalance to the building's light-filled spaces, high ceilings and white marble. With the observation deck opening this spring, it is expected that 20,000 people will see the art daily. That's more visitors than the Metropolitan Museum of Art receives. 

Bryan Hunt, "Axis Mundi"
Fritz Bultman, "Gravity of Nightfall"
Fritz Bultman, "Intrusion into the Blue"
Greg Goldberg, "One World Trade Center Series"
Doug Argue, "Isotopic"
Doug Argue, "Randomly Placed Exact Percentages"

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Tibetan Mandala Sand Painting

If you’ve been binge-watching season three Netflix’s original series “House of Cards” like I have, you may have seen a really cool work of art in one of the episodes of this highly anticipated season. In episode seven, “Chapter 33,” the White House is participating in a cultural exchange with Tibet. Four Tibetan monks are working on a month-long sand painting using colored sand to create a detailed, intricate work of art. Later in the episode, when the monks are finished, they hold a ceremony. They chant and play special instruments, then brush all the sand together and put it in a container. They then take the sand to a river and pour it into the water.
Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) observes the Tibetan monks at work.
This art process is not something the creators of the show made up for our viewing pleasure. Mandala sand painting is a Tibetan Buddhist art form that has been practiced for thousands of years. In Tibetan, this art form is called dul-tson-kyil-khor, which means “mandala of colored powders.” “Mandala” is Sanskrit for “world in harmony.”

Mandalas can have different meanings. They are meant to guide an individual down the path to enlightenment. Each mandala teaches a different lesson and offers a different blessing. When monks meditate upon a mandala, they imagine it as a three-dimensional palace. Each object in the palace represents a guiding principle or aspect of wisdom.

The colored sand used in the creation of these mandalas is usually ground from colored stone. Sometimes, flowers, grains or herbs are used. In ancient times, monks would sometimes use precious gems, such as rubies for red powder.

The first step in the creation of the mandala is an opening ceremony. Monks chant, play music and recite mantras for 30 minutes. This ceremony is usually open to outsiders. For the ceremony the monks need:

  • Mandala base (5 x 5 foot plywood board no less than 1 inch thick and painted dark blue),
  • One table for the altar that is the standard height of about 49 ¾ inches and a minimum length of 3 feet,
  • Two bouquets of flowers,
  • A pitcher with water,
  • Seven pieces of fruit: apples and/or oranges,
  • One pound of uncooked rice, and
  • Nine pillows and one comfortable chair.

Next, the monks draw the outline of the mandala on the base. A teacher chooses the design, and the monks draw the outline from memory. They use a ruler, compass and ink pen, and the process takes about three hours to complete.

The mandala is then ready to be filled in. The monks use metal funnels called chak-pur to lay the millions of grains of sand within the outline. The monks hold the chak-pur in one hand and rub a metal rod over the funnel’s grated surface. This process causes the sand to trickle out of the funnel like water onto the mandala base. During the laying of the sand, the monks also chant to invoke the energies of the divine beings that reside inside the mandala and ask that the deities bestow healing blessings.

Monks at The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Photo credit: Huffington Post.
Once the mandala is completed, the monks host a closing ceremony that, once again, outsiders are welcome to attend. The sand is swept up to symbolize the impermanence of existence. Half of the sand is placed into an urn and the other half is distributed among the audience as a blessing for personal health and healing. The half in the urn is taken to the nearest body of water and poured in to symbolize the spread of the mandala’s healing energies.

Although it is sad to see such a beautiful work of art destroyed, the symbolism of all parts of the mandala’s construction and deconstruction is harmonious and peaceful. The sand mandala is meant to generate compassion, recognition of the impermanence of existence and environmental healing. In today’s world, these are three things that we could certainly use a reminder of.

Watch the video below from The Crow Collection of Asian Art to see a time-lapse video of the making of a mandala.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Leonard Nimoy, Photographer

Seth Kaye
Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Spock on the beloved series Star Trek, passed away Friday at the age of 83.

Many might not know that he was also a photographer and art collector aside from acting. In the 1970s, he began studying photography at UCLA with photographer, Robert Heinecken. In 2003, he formally announced that he would focus on being a full-time photographer. His photography has been presented in exhibition at the Los Angles Country Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Bakersfield Museum, the Jewish Museum in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.  He also published two photography books, "Shekhina" (2005) and "The Full Body Project" (2007).

Early Works (1970s)
Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy
Hand Series (1980s-early 2000s)
Inspired by Spock's Vulcan hand signature, Nimoy became fascinated with the natural form of hands.

Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy

Secret Selves (2010) 
His most recent and first solo exhibition was inspired by Nimoy's fascination with alternative identities after being associated as Spock for so long. The volunteers would reveal their "secret selves" to the camera.

Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy

Nimoy once said, "The camera can capture thought in a way that's quite surprising and shocking.  You can become very simple and minimal in your work and communicate a lot with just a finger or an eyebrow, or a look, or a glance."


Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Great Accident: The Marriage of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

“There have been two great accidents in my life.
One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.”
–Frida Kahlo


To say that Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera had a fairytale marriage would be a stretch. They married, divorced after 10 years and remarried a year later. He cheated on her with several women, including her sister Cristina. Kahlo had her share of infidelities as well, including one affair with exiled communist leader Leon Trotsky. Rivera and Kahlo shared the same house but lived in opposite wings.

Both artists were famous in their own right. She is known for her self-portraits, he for his politically charged murals. They met in 1922, during her first year as a student at the National Preparatory School in Mexico, where he was working on a project.

They married the first time in 1929. This was Rivera’s third marriage, and he already had several children by his previous wives. Kahlo was unable to have children due to a streetcar accident when she was 18 years old.

The two were brought together by their love of art and politics. They were involved in the Communist, Trotskyite and Stalinist movements. When Trotsky and his wife were exiled from the Soviet Union in 1937, Mexico granted them asylum, and they went to live with Kahlo and Rivera for a time.

Kahlo and Rivera went through several periods of separation, divorcing in 1939 after Kahlo went to live in Paris. They remarried in 1940 but continued to live predominantly separate lives. Kahlo died in 1954, due to a pulmonary embolism (some claim it was suicide), and in his autobiography, Rivera wrote that the day of her death was the most tragic day of his life.

Although Rivera was not a member of El Taller de Gráfica Popular, a Mexican printmaking collective that aimed to use art to advance revolutionary social causes, he knew and worked with many artists who were. The TGP was known for its leftist views and radical tactics. David Alfaro Siqueiros, another member of the TGP, orchestrated a failed assassination attempt on Trotsky after the Marxist leader left Rivera and Kahlo’s home.

From June 13 to Sept. 13, you’ll be able to view some of the TGP’s work as part of the Georgia Museum of Art’s exhibition “El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida y Arte,” which will take over all the temporary exhibition galleries. Although Rivera does not have any works in the exhibition, there is an illustrated corrido (ballad) in his honor. You can read more about the exhibition here.

Photo credit: Bio.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Big-Eyed Fraud Story


Official movie poster.  Photograph: The Weinstein Company/Allstar. 

The 87th Academy Awards ceremony is just around the corner.  Oscar season starts with the Golden Globes and typically the same movies end up being nominated for both awards, but "Big Eyes" was snubbed at the Oscars this year.

This biographical drama directed by Tim Burton stars Amy Adams, who won a Golden Globe for her performance of artist Margaret Keane, and Christoph Waltz, as Margaret's husband, Walter Keane. In the 1950s, Walter started displaying Margaret's art and convinced her that no one would buy "lady art." He eventually claimed the art as his own as Margaret signed her work with only her last name.  

Margaret and Walter Keane, 1965.  Photograph: Bill Ray/ The LIFE Picture Collection/Gett

In 1965, Walter was interviewed by LIFE Magazine and claimed that his inspirations came from big-eyed children in Europe when he was an art student. After the interview, Margaret announced via radio that she was the true creator of the paintings. Walter counterattacked that Margaret had made those claims because she believed he was dead. She then sued him for slander. In order to find out the truth, the judge ordered both of them to create a big-eyed child painting in the courtroom.

The ending isn't a surprise, but it is definitely an excellent movie to add to your watch-list.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Černý in Charlotte


Sitting in a small pool of water at Whitehall Technology Park in Charlotte, N.C., is a 22-foot-tall sculpture called “Metalmorphosis” and installed by Czech artist David Černý in 2007. Its seven segments each independently rotate 360 degrees and, when aligned, form the giant head of a metal man.

Černý has said that the sculpture is a “mental self-portrait.” Compared to some of his other work, “Metalmorphosis” is tame. One of Černý’s other sculptures, in Prague, is a fountain in the shape of two men urinating into a small pool. Another consists of two naked backsides that people can crawl on and through.

Lately, the sculpture’s visitors have reported that the segments no longer rotate and the mouth no longer spits water, but the stationary head is still a sight to behold. If you are in the Charlotte area, consider visiting the Whitehall Corporate Center to see “Metalmorphosis.” Until then, check out the video below to see "Metalmorphosis" in action.

Photo credit: American Asset Corporation


Friday, February 13, 2015

Fruit by Nike and Pickles by Chanel: Consumerism and Art


Do you ever think about the brand or packaging of your flour? What about your eggs or your yogurt? What if your flour was by Prada, your eggs from Versace and your yogurt made by Tiffany & Co.?

Peddy Mergui, an artist from Israel, explored the idea of adding luxury labels to common groceries in his exhibition “Wheat is Wheat is Wheat,” on view last year at the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design. This May, the exhibition will travel to Italy at Expo Milano 2015.


The SFMCD characterizes “Wheat is Wheat is Wheat” as asking “What does the consumer actually purchase when he or she pays top dollar for a ‘BRAND’ of wheat/flour, or table salt?” It’s an interesting question. When we buy a product, even something as common as flour, are we paying for the actual product or the name on the label? Does a higher-end brand always mean a better quality product?

Mergui told National Public Radio that, one day, a coworker saw him designing “Chanel infant formula” and asked where she could buy it for her own infant. That day, he said, he became aware of the power luxury brands had over consumers. From there, things spiraled into what would become “Wheat is Wheat is Wheat,” which serves as commentary on the practices of consumers.


Art is an interesting and creative way for people to make remarks about the state of our society. This is not a new idea. Today, Mergui comments on consumerism and street artist Banksy frequently calls for peace through his paintings on buildings and sidewalks. In the 18th century, French artist Jean-Baptiste Greuze remarked on domestic strife in many of his works of art.

You can view the photos used in this post as well as other pieces in Mergui's exhibit here.

Do you agree with Mergui’s opinion that we are buying the brand over the product?

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Somerstein in Selma


By now, you’ve probably heard of the movie “Selma.” Directed by Ava DuVernay and including Oprah Winfrey in its cast, it is based on the 1965 marches from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. The marches were led and organized in part by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, of which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a member. It took five days for the marchers to reach Montgomery.

Among the photographers capturing shots of the marches was a young man named Stephen Somerstein, the picture editor for the City College of New York’s campus newspaper. He arrived in Alabama just in time for the final day of the march, but the images he captured “serve as a reality check on a history that in ‘Selma’ becomes a seductively shot and charismatically cast docu-opera” (according to the New York Times in an article published Jan. 15).


Somerstein shot around 400 photographs, 55 of which are in an exhibition at the New-York Historical Society called “Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein.” Images of King and other civil rights leaders, including Rosa Parks, are included, but a writer at the New Yorker believes that Somerstein’s best images are not of these great leaders, but of the crowd watching the marchers, which “[reflects] the soulful quality of Somerstein’s own role as history’s witness.”

A version of one of Somerstein’s photographs appears on one of the film’s posters. Although his images were never exhibited until around 2008, appearing only in the pages of newspapers and magazines, their effectiveness has not lessened since the day he shot them.

Photo credits: The New York Times

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Picasso’s granddaughter is selling off his art… What would you do?


If your grandfather were one of the most famous painters in history and you inherited a collection of his work, would you be willing to sell it off piece by piece?

Because that is what Pablo Picasso’s granddaughter, Marina Picasso, is doing.

Despite being alienated from her grandfather and the controversy over his estate due to the lack of a will when he died, Ms. Picasso inherited 300 paintings. She has been selling her grandfather’s art for several years, first through third-party auctions. Lately, she has taken out the middle-man and has conducted the sales herself. She has said that she sells the paintings to support herself and various charities around the world. Last year, she donated about $1.7 million to the Hospital Foundation of Paris and France.

You can read an article from the New York Times with more details about Ms. Picasso and her endeavors to sell her grandfather’s work here: “Picasso’s Granddaughter Plans to Sell Art, Worrying the Market.”

What would you do if you were Ms. Picasso? Would you sell the art?

Photo credit: Business Insider

Monday, February 09, 2015

Wrapped Together: Creative Growth Art Center and Judith Scott


On 24th Street in Oakland, Calif., sits the world’s first and largest art studio for adults with disabilities. Creative Growth Art Center was established in 1974 and currently has around 150 artists who have mental and/or physical disabilities in its studios. Professional artists teach classes, and the center hosts exhibitions to showcase the art created. One of the most famous among the center’s artists, both past and present, is Judith Scott.

Scott and her twin sister, Joyce, were born in 1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Born with Down syndrome and later struck deaf by scarlet fever, Judith was considered to be severely retarded and spent 30 years of her life in a state institution. In 1985, Joyce moved Judith from the institution in Ohio to a group home in California so that the sisters could be closer. Through a state program that allowed disabled adults opportunities to learn, the Scott sisters found Creative Growth.

The first two years Judith Scott spent at the center were fruitless. She showed little interest in creating art. In one of the classes at Creative Growth, however, professional artist Sylvia Seventy introduced her to the use of fibers and textiles in art, and things took off from there.  Until her death, in 2005, Scott created more than 200 sculptures from yard and “found” items. Scott would tightly wrap and tie layers upon layers of yarn on different items and create colorful, intricate sculptures, some of which were as big as she was. No two pieces are alike, either in structure or color scheme. Her art was how she communicated, and it is as original as she was.


Permanent collections of Judith Scott’s work can be found at Washington State University, the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, the Museum of American Folk Art in New York City, the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art in Chicago and the Oakland Museum of California. Internationally, her work can be found in museums in Switzerland, Paris, Prague, Ireland and England. This year, the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, N.Y., is hosting the exhibition “Judith Scott—Bound and Unbound” until March 29. Currently, the Georgia Museum of Art does not own any pieces by Scott.

You can read more about Creative Growth at creativegrowth.org and about Judith and Joyce Scott on their website, judithandjoycescott.com. The photos used in this post are from the sculpture gallery and the artist gallery on their website.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide

Kickstart your holiday shopping with the Georgia Museum of Art's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!

With items ranging from books, toys and stationary to jewelry, decorative items, picture frames and glassware, you can find something for everyone on your list in the Georgia Museum of Art Museum Shop. Beyond just the great gifts, purchasing your presents at the Museum Shop means supporting a local small business. So if you want to support the Athens-Clarke county community, keep us in mind on Small Business Saturday this November 29.

The Museum Shop manager, Amy Miller, personally selected some amazing gift options for your creative, art-loving friends and family, and we are excited to share them with you here.


Deluxe Spirograph Set: The classic way for aspiring artists to create millions of amazing designs is back! This Original Spirograph Deluxe Set features all the iconic wheels and rings of the original, plus a durable carrying case with a built-in drawing surface. $29.95 ($26.96, members of the Friends)


Plus Plus: An exciting building toy from Denmark, Plus Plus uses one basic shape to create endless possibilities. Kids three and up can assemble them flat to create a 2-D mosaic or work in 3-D to make more complicated structures. Even curves are possible thanks to the unique design of this deceptively simple shape. Available in sets of 100 for $10 or 300 for $20. ($9 or $18, members of the Friends)


Brief History of Art Mug: This mug is a crash-course in the world's greatest artwork since the beginning of time. The 24 images on the mug represent the evolution of art over the milleniait begins with the Cave Paintings of Lascaux, travels through Da Vinci and Degas and Picasso, and goes all the way up to Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons. Plus, you can drink out of it! $12.95 ($11.66, members of the Friends)


Extasia Jewelry: Hand crafted in Bavaria and California and featured in magazines such as Vogue, Elle and Glamour, Extasia jewelry is a true treasure. Each piece was made to order for the Georgia Museum of Art. Ranging from $58-$145 each ($52.20130.50, members of the Friends)


Heller House Frames: Frank Lloyd Wright's art glass windows are the inspiration for these Art Deco picture frames. Designed in 1897 for the Isidore Heller House in Chicago, the windows have been translated into birch wood frames in two sizes. $20 and $30 ($18 and $27, members of the Friends)

This list is only a peek at the variety of wonderful items featured in the Museum Shop, so come on down and explore the store. We have free parking available for all Museum Shop customers. Pull in to the parking structure off of Carlton Street, then just hit the buzzer at the gate arm and tell us you're here to visit the museum.

The store is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m.4:45 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m.8:45 p.m.; and Sunday 14:45 p.m.