-In last week's post, I mentioned how the century-old table in the Library was surrounded by spindle back Windsor chairs prior to being reunited with it's original leather-upholstered set. I received a few inquiries, so here in the second "Then and Now" composition, are the aforementioned chairs at left. There are still some remaining around the smaller table today, the rest are stored away. Also, this past Saturday, I spoke with Director Emeritus Jim Welu about the table. He said that although it looks good now, it was not always held in such high regard. Years ago, Jim found the table in rough shape, scratched and gouged… having been used to cut mattes in the Education Wing. It was then refurbished.
-The two sketches depict "Saint Anthony, Abbot" and "An Apostle or Saint" side-by-side with books in hand, as they have always been at WAM.
-The Knights! Construction sequence (part 4 of 5) was documented over a period of nearly 4 months (15 weeks), from a point of view inside what would become the "Helmutt's House" children's area.
|3rd Floor Galleries. Worcester Art Museum. by Travis Simpkins|
|Library. Worcester Art Museum. by Travis Simpkins|
|Saint Anthony and an Apostle. Worcester Art Museum. by Travis Simpkins|
|Knights! Construction. Worcester Art Museum|