The Rain Moves On

Panels that make up Sandra Cinto's One Day, After the Rain, being deinstalled, August 19, 2013. Photos: Sarah Osborne Bender

Panels that make up Sandra Cinto’s One Day, After the Rain, being de-installed, August 19, 2013. Photos: Sarah Osborne Bender

It is with a heavy heart that we watch the de-installation of Sandra Cinto’s Intersections work, One Day, After the Rain. The multi-panel canvas painting, chiefly created on site, was unveiled to our visitors with the arrival of another beloved presence at the museum, our Tryst café. The café will continue to provide a place for conversation, rest, and refreshment. Cinto’s work will move on.

A Fond Farewell to Xavier Veilhan’s Red Bear

Sunny skies and relatively warm temperatures Friday helped make for a smooth de-installation of Xavier Veilhan’s The Bear sculpture from the plinth at 21st and Q. The Bear will now begin a long journey back to it’s permanent home in the Northwest. During his time here, the Bear cheerfully welcomed visitors to the Phillips – we are a little sad to say goodbye.

Getting ready to go: Protecting the Bear with soft cloth.

Protecting the Bear with layers of soft cotton cloth.

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Almost ready to go.

Preparing to lift the Bear from its base.

Preparing to lift the Bear from its base.

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Winter Comes to 21st and Q

Phillips preparators deinstall Rymans' gargantuan blossom and stem. Photos: Trish Waters and Cecilia Wichmann

After an unseasonably warm winter, Washington got a chill this week. Coincidence that the cold comes on just as we’re saying good-bye to a certain, summery blossom? In spite of a slight warm up today and through the weekend, we prefer to think not.