We sincerely hope you, our friends, patrons, members and community, remain safe and well during this challenging time. While we took the prudent step of closing the Academy Art Museum, the Museum’s mission continues and the place, whether real or virtual, is thriving.
Our construction project still moves forward and once the threat of the COVID-19 virus passes we will celebrate a completed renovation making the Academy Art Museum even more welcoming to the entire community.
From the moment some doors closed, the virtual ones opened thanks to the commitment and dedication of the Museum’s fine team. Within days, we began providing a range of online and remote art learning opportunities and experiences. You may have seen the first rollout of these enhanced efforts in the recent e-newsletter entitled Art at Home.
One change in the next few months is the cancelation of our annual Spring Gala. This gathering will be back, but not this year. However, in the spirit of the more things change, the more they stay the same, every one of our pledged Gala sponsors has embraced GALA2020 by confirming their commitments of support even with no gala. GALA2020 is designed to ensure that we meet the Museum’s needs this year while also aiding us in furthering our mission in response to the challenges facing our community.
We hope you will join with our GALA2020 sponsors and support at any level. We know the innovative programing already available and other projects the team is developing can make a difference. We will work with our partners throughout the community to find ways to help.
It is an understatement to say that this year is different. What is unshaken, however, is the Museum’s commitment to serve our community with arts programs and exhibitions. You can send your support to GALA2020 right now by clicking HERE. Or, send it through the mail.
Please follow our efforts on Facebook as well as our webpage. We hope you enjoy and share with friends the special offerings.
We wish everyone in our community safety, calm and good health in these trying times.
Cathy McCoy, Board Chair
Jocelyn Eysymontt, Board Vice-Chair
Craig Fuller, Board Vice-Chair
Benjamin Simons, Director
Academy Art Museum