The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art has invited the public to come to the Museum on Saturday, July 14th to help celebrate their milestone 25th Birthday.
The museum will be hosting an Open House all day from 10am – 4pm, with tours throughout the day and entrance will be FREE. Children’s Detective guides will be available as will a treasure hunt focused around the current exhibit, “A Rock and an Ocean”.
A Museum spokesperson said, “2012 has proven to be quite the year for Masterworks, and celebrations began back in January with the official opening of the 25th Anniversary Exhibit “A Rock and an Ocean” by the Premier, the Hon. Paula Cox and our former Governor, Sir Richard Gozney.
“Other events that have already taken place in the first six months include the Queen’s Stamp Exhibit in March which was a unique occasion to see some of the most rare stamps in the world on display, a photographic display in partnership with the US Consul General, a tribute to John Lennon in partnership with Yoko Ono, and the Founder and Director of the Masterworks Museum, Tom Butterfield, travelled to London in May to receive his MBE from The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, for his services to the local art community.
“The next six months will see Summer Camp in full swing at the museum throughout July and August, Super Saturdays start up again in September and the 5th Annual Charman Prize will take place in October. Various exhibits by overseas artists will take place, as well as our One Stop Shopping Event in November showcasing the works of local artists and crafters.
“Other fun events planned include our second annual Chili Cook Off, our Young Friends Fundraising Dinner and Christmas at Masterworks! The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art is located in the beautiful Botanical Gardens in Devonshire parish, and was built on the existing footprint of an old Arrowroot Factory.
“It comprises four exhibitions areas, a Member’s Lounge, gift shop, café, classroom, conservation room, and of course a state of the art, climate controlled storage room. An impressive facility of 16,000 square feet, it is both welcoming and educational; a true gem in the cultural landscape of Bermuda.
“In the four years since the museum doors opened, over 50,000 people have come through the doors from all over the world, the museum has hosted artists from countries such as South Africa, England, USA, Haiti, and Canada, introduced new programmes for children, opened a popular café, inspired people to tap into their creativity, worked with government on a new education initiative, acquired new artworks, members and volunteers, and this is only the beginning!
“The museum houses over 2,000 works of Bermuda inspired art and photographs, and over 50,000 artefacts, each one telling a little piece of Bermuda’s story.”
Tom Butterfield says, “The fact we are celebrating our 25 years is remarkable, and something we are very proud of. The museum is a treasure trove of Bermudian history and culture and celebrating on the 14th is something we wish to share with all of Bermuda. “
The spokesperson went on to say, “Ever the Fundraiser, Mr. Butterfield even jokes that birthday gifts will be welcome! The future of The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art is bright, and we look forward to the next 25 years! For more information on the 25th Anniversary or the museum and collection, please contact Tom Butterfield or Elise Outerbridge on (441) 236-2950.”
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