december, 2017

sun10dec(dec 10)1:00 amsun04mar(mar 4)1:00 amIntriguing Artifacts: Docents Favorites from the Collection1:00 am - (march 4) 1:00 am Evansville Museum


December 10 (Sunday) 1:00 am - March 4 (Sunday) 1:00 am


Evansville Museum

411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville, Indiana 47713-1098

Event Details

With each new exhibition, the dedicated core of volunteer educators in the Evansville Museum Docent Association learn about the art and artifacts on display. Over time, many discover that they have one or more favorite pieces in the collection. INTRIGUING ARTIFACTS: DOCENTS FAVORITES FROM THE COLLECTION, on exhibit in the Old Gallery from December 10, 2017 – March 4, 2018, will feature art, historical artifacts, and scientific specimens in the permanent collection selected by the 30-plus current and retired members of our Docent Association. With their unique perspective and passion for the Museum, the Docents bring fascinating insights to their role as guest curators for the exhibition.

“Volunteering as a docent has been a fulfilling and educational experience. Being a part of this exhibit has given us a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the time and effort that goes into classifying, maintaining and storing artifacts in the Museum’s collection,” stated Cindy Warren.

“I am pleased to select a painting by American fashion designer Halston (Roy Halston Frowick, 1932-1990) who was a classmate of mine at Bosse High School. He had many friends in the class of 1950 but was unable to attend one of the first big reunions. As a token of his good wishes, he sent each of the women in the class a lovely silver chain with a charm of his signature perfume,” stated Marilyn Wurtz.

“By looking through the database of the Museum’s holdings, I had the opportunity to see some amazing works and am excited to pull some of them out of ‘hiding’ to share with the public,” stated Jeanne Silliman, Docent Association President.

“My father-in-law, Charles V. King, gave me the opening night program for Evansville’s historic ballpark Bosse Field dated June 17, 1915. He wanted me to have it since it was printed by Keller Crescent, my employer for 34 years. I donated it to the Museum in his memory because I wanted others to see it and appreciate this local landmark’s history,” stated Sue King.