Follow Our Journey: Congregation in a Box

Here’s a crazy group photo we wanted to share. Can you believe this? This was the day we came down from the wall in our old gallery. It all began with a little TLC and a good head massage for everyone. Then each of us was carefully taken down from the wall and vacuumed by two art conservators before being placed in this box (it’s alright–we’re all like family now!) to rest for a bit. It made each of us look and feel better than we had in awhile. It was very exciting!

When things settle down a bit, we’ll tell you what it was like to see our home in the new building for the first time. That’s where we met our maker, Ledelle Moe, once again. That will have to wait for another day.

Instead, we want to share some amazing news: You know we’ve actually been on loan for a long time–visitors and volunteers alike love us–but it’s meant that we haven’t always felt like we were part of the family around here. That’s all changed. The Museum docents (we love you!) have generously decided to purchase us so that we may be part of the permanent collection. We’re thrilled. We’ve come a long way on our journey to North Carolina, and soon we will be able to call it home, forever!

This post is part of the series Follow Our Journey. Follow Congregation and six other works of art on the Big Move to the Museum’s new building.

One Comment

  1. Donna King
    Posted February 1, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    Guess this( the box of Congregation) would be just another example of NCMA “getting ahead” on its opening plans! Sorry, I’m a snowbound docent with time on my hands.

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