The Arts, Entertainment, Media, and Entrepreneurship Affinity Community and the Sheridan Libraries and University Museums present an exclusive evening at Evergreen Museum & Library! This intimate event will allow guests to view the museum’s current exhibition, Fantasia Reimagined: Don Joint & Evergreen’s Meissen Garden; explore the ground floor of the museum; and learn about its collection of decorative arts, paintings, and rare books and manuscripts directly from the museum’s director and curator, Lori Finkelstein, Ph.D. Refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Fantasia Reimagined: Don Joint & Evergreen's Meissen Garden, May 11, 2019 - September 8, 2019
Artist Don Joint celebrates the many figurines of German porcelain collected by two generations of Evergreen's Garrett family in this special exhibition that juxtaposes objects from the museum's collection with his own large-scale glass mosaic. The intricate patterns of Joint's mosaics both echo and diverge from the sprightly eighteenth- and nineteeth-century figurines produced by the Meissen company, prompting visitors to reconsider these objects that are so often dismissed as kitsch.