General operating support was provided to Grants Pass Museum of Art through Miller Foundation's Fast Track Arts grant program.
Founded over 40 years ago, Grants Pass Museum of Art was only the 4th art museum to open in Oregon at that time.
Exhibit: Reclaimed Creations by Sayaka Ganz
Creating energy and harmony from discarded plastic objects, transmitting a message of hope. This traveling exhibition consists of sculptures of animals in motion by Sayaka Ganz.
Reflections from Museum Staff:
"Visitors to Grants Pass Museum of Art were excited to see something different. Overall people were blown away with what can be done with simple plastic utensils. Also, the exhibit raised the awareness that we all have much too much plastic in our lives. The artist has a sense of humor and it shows in her work. The humpback whale has fish inside its belly. People loved finding that - we would say, 'Look, you can see what she ate last night.' We included a scavenger hunt for people to find some objects in the sculptures. This had a dual effect of having people spend more time with the exhibit and I think it also empowered them to say they found the objects. Of course, children loved it - but so did adults.
Engaging people is so important. And we believe if people have a pleasant memory of their visit - they will return."
Grants Pass Museum of Art
Grants Pass, Oregon