Evening for Educators and Gallery Talks

Planned in Conjunction with Marie Watt: Lodge

Salem, Ore--In conjunction with the exhibition Marie Watt: Lodge, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art has planned a workshop for teachers who want to bring their classes to see the exhibition. Elizabeth Garrison, The Cameron Paulin Curator of Education at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, will teach the workshop.

The purpose of the workshop is to help teachers prepare students for a field trip to the exhibition, develop strategies to tour the exhibition, and propose ideas that reinforce the gallery experience and broaden curriculum concepts once back in the classroom. A teacher guide will be available on-line after February 7, 2012.

The teacher workshop has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 7 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the lobby and Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. Admission to the workshop is free, although advance registration is required. To register, please call 503/370-6855.

In addition to the teacher workshop, an ongoing series of gallery talks on the exhibition will be offered every Tuesday afternoon from 12:30-1 p.m. from February 7 through March 27, 2012. Gallery talks will be presented by education curator Elizabeth Garrison or a Hallie Ford Museum of Art docent.  Admission is free.

Marie Watt: Lodge is a mid-career retrospective exhibition for this nationally recognized Portland mixed media artist whose work explores human stories and ritual implicit in everyday objects. The exhibition opened on February 4 and continues through April 1, 2012 at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art and will be shown at the Tacoma Art Museum in Washington State from June 11 through September 24, 2012.

Marie Watt: Lodge has been supported in part by a major grant from the Ford Family Foundation in Roseburg, Oregon. Additional financial support has been provided by The Camin Family Foundation; an endowment gift from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, through their Spirit Mountain Community Fund; the City of Salem’s Transient Occupancy Tax fund; and the Oregon Arts Commission.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is located at 700 State Street (corner of State and Cottage Streets) in downtown Salem near the campus of Willamette University. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. The galleries are closed Mondays. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are free, and Tuesday is a free day. For more information, please call 503/370-6855.