We kicked off our 2012 Spring Art After Hours last Wednesday at the International Museum of the Horse. This unique Museum features several amazing exhibits which are stationed on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park. The participants got to hear from Bill Cooke, the Museum’s director of over 30 years, who explained the evolution of the Museum as well as from Jeanette Tesmer, Assistant Registrar and Conor McMahon, Curator of Collections/Conservator. Everyone enjoyed light hors d’oeuvres by DaRae and Friends Catering.
Following the staff introduction, the group was led through several exhibits, including The Horse which is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, having the chance to participate in a special object handling practice. Jeanette and Conor explained the best way to handle large framed paintings, to store textiles (such as a wedding dress) and to move small delicate objects (such as trophies). The group also got a behind the scenes look at their stored collection and the process of acquiring new objects to add to the Museum’s collection.
Enjoy some photos of the evening below and also photos from the Herald Leader here.