Take a Walk Through the Morgan: Filling Our Galleries After the Pandemic
When all hope seemed lost and our gallery walls screamed for something new, we were ecstatic to begin our exhibition season this February with Navigation: Lake Erie – Great Lakes, and we’ve continued with the 2019 Artists in Residence exhibition, This Moment. The pandemic put a halt to our operations. Not too long ago our staff were furloughed, we paused our residency program, and we paused our gallery season for 2020. However, with perseverance and faith in the mission of the Morgan, we have officially reopened our gallery doors for in-person tours, in-person workshops have resumed, and our Artists in Residence are hard at work. We have also restructured our staff department and added many new faces, including Destyni Green, Anna Routson, Belle Mercurio, Seneca Kuchar, and Hannah Ayers. We are excited to see what they will bring to our organization within their respective roles!
In conjunction with the Museum of Creative Human Art (MOCHA), the Morgan Conservatory will be housing Cross Generations; bridging the gap of artists now through September 17. MOCHA sets its intentions on intergenerational connection as it plans to deliver (curate) a show that brings multidisciplinary artists of different generations under one roof. MOCHA states, “Relationships are the critical ingredient in well-being, particularly as we age.” Combining the voices of the older and younger generations, this show is a testament of the best work from these artists at this moment in time, creating an artist network and celebrating comradery. Amplifying our artists of color, this exhibition is our collaborative way to shift our focus, bridge the gap, and continue to highlight our artists in our community.
Following this collaboration, we are hosting Art Books Cleveland for their show entitled Leaves and Leaving. Art Books Cleveland and the Morgan have had a long-standing relationship, and we are looking forward to this upcoming exhibition, which will be running in our galleries during the month October.
We are waiting in anticipation for these two exhibitions to come to life as we begin to return to our normal schedule at the Morgan. For more information, please visit our website, morganconservatory.org, where you can also walk through a virtual gallery experience.
CROSS GENERATIONS; BRIDGING THE GAP OF ARTISTS | THROUGH SEPTEMBER 17
MORGAN CONSERVATORY BENEFIT | OCTOBER 2
LEAVES AND LEAVING: ART BOOKS CLEVELAND AT THE MORGAN | OCTOBER 8–NOVEMBER 20
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