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Come and raise a glass to our newest exhibit, “Mapping Empty Spaces,” which presents a modern look at immigrants’ stories both past and present. In this debut, Swedish artist Peter Hammar reexamines–with a twist–some universal questions about past and present, loss and gain, absence, selective memory, myths and popular Swedish culture through his mixed media pieces and installations. The festivities kick off at 6 p.m. this Friday. The artist will be at the opening, as well as at Saturday’s Gallery Walk.
One of Andersonville’s most-loved landmarks, the Dala Horse, is back in the neighborhood! Years of being in the elements took their toll on the wooden Dala Horse, but now after restoration the Dala Horse is looking terrific. Special thanks go out to the fine team at Restoration Division for all their great work in bringing the Dala Horse back to Clark Street.
In the coming months, the newly-delivered fiberglass sibling to the original Dala Horse will be painted live at the Museum by artist Greg Gaw. The more-durable replica will eventually be placed at the original Dala Horse’s home on the corner of Clark and Farragut, while the old Dala Horse takes on the new task of greeting Museum guests at our entrance.