Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Research: Worcester Art Museum "Then and Now" by Travis Simpkins. Update #42

-The first photo, from 1910, shows how grand the third floor galleries of the Worcester Art Museum appeared a century ago. The skylights were removed and the ceiling was lowered significantly when the 4th floor was added on top of the building in 1940. Today, this spot finds the viewer inside the American Decorative Arts gallery. The only recognizable elements are the original floor and the opening to the main stairwell at right.
-Shortly after I received the sad news that Terri Priest had passed away, I was contacted by the Executive Director of ArtsWorcester, requesting permission to use my portrait of Terri in their memorial tribute to her. This was part of their newsletter.
-Recently, I was the subject of a caricature by cartoonist George Panagopoulos. His cartoon depicts me, as a Knight, protecting paintings in the museum galleries. I'm flattered. I really think that armor is a good look for me.

Third Floor galleries. Worcester Art Museum. by Travis Simpkins

ArtsWorcester: Terri Priest Memorial. by Travis Simpkins

Caricature of Travis Simpkins. by George Panagopoulos