Curators at The Hallie Ford Museum of Art (at Willamette University in Portland, OR) selected 30 works from the museum’s collection, posted them on the museum’s Facebook page and then asked their 800 friends to vote on which they would like to see on the walls. (Some of the work has not been seen in many years, and some never.) Eight were selected for the “On Demand” exhibit, up until August 4, 2013. One thing is for sure about Hallie Ford museum goers – they’re an eclectic group. Artists range across several genres and generations: from John Rock (b. 1919) to Margaret Prentice (b. 1944) to Miles Cleveland Goodwin (b. 1980).
The Museum also recently published a book to engage the stroller age. ABC, An Alphabet Book from the Hallie Ford Museum of Art includes 26 images from the collection to represent every letter from “airplane” to “zigzag.” Education curator Elizabeth Garrison said “X” was one of the trickiest letters to match. She settled on an x-shaped detail from Lucinda Parker’s painting “Star (In the Winner’s Circle).” A “gallery hunt” worksheet is available at the museum for kids to find the artworks throughout the museum.