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Opening for the Season

The Hammond Museum & Japanese is excited about its 2020 season opening on Saturday April 18th at noon. The public is invited to this free event to meet the artists at the reception from 1:00-3:00 pm  and enjoy live music and light refreshments.

Three exhibitions will be opening in the museum and there will be one in the sculpture garden.

We are pleased to present Brush with Nature the annual spring exhibit of the Asian Brush Artists Guild (formerly the Oriental Brush Artists Guild) in our Guild Hall Gallery. Brush with Nature is a group exhibit by novice and professional artists who will exhibit both traditional and contemporary brush techniques. It is a juried show by esteemed brush painter Polly Chan. The guild meets the third Tuesday of the month from March through June and September through November at the Hammond Museum. Free demonstrations to the public are given at 11:30am followed by a fee based class.

Artist Sheilah Rechtschaffer has a solo exhibit Jazz Journey in the Hays Gallery curated by Bibiana Huang Matheis. Her work is a reflection of jazz compositions that she introduces in her work through color, shapes and repetitions and has incorporated the spontaneity of the music in her watercolor and ink paintings. Her introduction to jazz was through her jazz pianist husband, Brett.

The Goelet Gallery has creations by sculptor and Fulbright scholar Sarah Haviland Becoming a Bird. Her metal mesh and wire sculptors are inspired by mythical stories and images from cultures worldwide. These pieces were a result of her time spent in Taiwan as a U.S. Fulbright scholar in 2018-2019 teaching and researching her human –avian theme. Curator Bibiana Huang Matheis.

Sculptor John BonSignore’s solo exhibit Moment of Moment in the sculpture garden captures the fluid movements of a ballerina in stainless steel portraying the movement and gesture of a single motion. Curator Bibiana Huang Matheis.

All indoor exhibits run through June 6, 2020 and the sculpture garden runs through October 30, 2020

Museum and garden hours: Wednesday through Saturday 12:00 -4:00 pm