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VCAM Newsletter graphic - Fall 2019Here is a sample of what’s inside the VCAM News Fall 2019 edition:

  • Letter from the VCAM President… Peter Milne

    In 1952 some members of Women’s Committees from various visual art museums across North America met in Toronto to discuss their roles as volunteers and how the service that they provide could be improved. What came about was a resolve to meet every three years and to conference and share ideas from the different service groups. Four years later…

  • THE YEAR OF JAPAN
    by Dorit Paul

    2019 marks the year of Japan at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. The year began with a small multi-sensory and interactive exhibit of Takeo’s Poems for the Twelve Months of Japan The viewer had the opportunity not only to ‘step’ into the enlargements of the scene but also to hear bird song and smell the blossoms…

  • CLIF LEVIN
    November 17, 1947 – July 9, 2019

    By Jason A. Michael

    Longtime community activist and committed volunteer Clif Levin died July 9. He was 71. Levin grew up just outside of Detroit in Oak Park and graduated from Oak Park High School in 1965. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wayne State University and finished WSU’s law school in 1972. Levin joined Wayne…

  • DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS, 2000

    The Conference chairs were Judy Knowles, Kay Duncan and Lois Lessor. Includes photos of the 2000 conference.

  • ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO and ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM, 2003

    The Conference chairs were Fran Hogg and Jo Breyfogle. Photos of the 2003 conference.

  • FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SAN FRANCISCO, 2006

    The Conference chairs were Pat Hanson Thomson and Susan Mooradian. Photos of the 2006 conference.

  • NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART, 2009

    The Conference chairs were Pam Woodward and Sharon Milens. Photos of the 2009 conference.

  • CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART, 2012

    The Conference chairs were Linda McGinty, Kate Stenson, Sabrina Inkley, and Christy Bittenbender. Photos of the 2012 conference.

  • VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, 2015

    The Conference chairs were Mary Ann Peppiatt and Tina Stoneburner. Photos of the 2015 conference.

  • DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS, 2018

    The Conference chairs were Annette Januszczak and Ellen Kulie. Photos of the 2018 conference.

In summing up, I would like tos ay what an honor it was for me to serve, and the spiritual joy of visiting around one hundred and fifty museums in those twenty years was enormous.

Dr. Suess (Theodor Geisel) says it best:

“Don’t cry because it’s ending, smile because it happened.”

Peter Milne, VCAM President

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