Brown BagLunch Program -Alan Brooks ArtTalk
Brown BagLunch Program -Billie Preston & RobinRoberts music
Happy 41st Birth-day to the Coutts!Cake and Ice Cream onthe sidewalk and elevatorrides!
June 14 - August 13
PaintAmerica Top100national exhibit
Membership BusTrip to Abilene
Brown BagLunch Program -TBA
PaintAmericaTop100 Artists Reception
1st Annual CouttsNational Art Sale &Auction event
2nd QuarterCoutts Board of TrusteesMeeting
Have a suggestion or anidea you’d like to seeconsidered at the Coutts?Maybe an exhibit idea, or asuggestion for Brown BagPrograms? We’re alwaysopen to new ideas. Pleasesee Terri or Rod at the mu-seum and let us know.
From the Director... “The New Coutts”
Being new to the Coutts and to El Dorado this year, I want
to rst thank everyone for the kind and warm welcomeI’ve received. My rst couple of months here have been a
whirlwind as we work to make “the New Coutts” a reality. Ialso want to thank the Board of Directors for their forward-thinking attitude and vision. It’s an exciting time to be asso-ciated with the Coutts!“The New Coutts” starts with a construction project to add
an elevator and new stairway system to all oors of themuseum. This project is in progress, and should be nished
by the end of May. Not only will it make our museum ac-cessible to all, the remodeled areas will also serve as the“prototype” for future renovation. The next phase will be determined soon, and it willbring more exciting changes to the museum.
Our core focus for the remainder of the year will be on these ve areas:• the collection• exhibitions• programs• the visitor experience, membership development and attendance• a campaign for continued future improvement to our facility
It is my intent to use the accreditation protocols, best practices, institutional ethics andstandards of the American Association of Museums as a guideline for strategic planningand improving the museum operations.There are many changes underway, some are “behind the scenes” and others will bemore visible. This new quarterly newsletter, “The Exhibitionist” is just one of thesechanges. Please read the articles in this issue and stay tuned to see what comes next. Iinvite you to drop by anytime so I can get to know each of you, and I also welcome yourideas and suggestions as together, we build “The New Coutts” into a vibrant destinationfor all to enjoy.
Cally Krallman Painting Acquisition
After her recent exhibition hereat the Coutts, Kansas painterCally Krallman has agreed toallow the Coutts to acquire“Golden Twilight” with herdonating a substantial portionof the purchase price.This painting is a beautiful
Kansas landscape that ts in
very well with the artistic focusof our collection of AmericanArt, particular Midwestern art.If you would like to contribute toward the acquisition costs of this wonderful painting,contact Rod Seel at 316.321.1212.
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