Braque’s Bird (1956) inspired The Experiment Station‘s avian avatar, which in turn inspired these winged 1st anniversary gifts. Manager of Public Programs and In-Gallery Interpretation Brooke Rosenblatt‘s cloud-shaped card shows Braque’s bird swooping in to blow out a candle. Museum Assistant (and artist) Joshua Navarro folded a paper crane with best wishes. And Conservation Fellow Patti Favero layered strips of paper and gold glitter to craft our blog a cozy nest.
What’s a birthday party without a cake (and balloons, party hats, and noise makers)? Museum Assistant (and artist) Sue Ahn and IT Support Specialist (and artist) Sandy Lee sculpt cakes and favors out of paper. In-Gallery Interpretation and Public Programs Coordinator Amanda Jirón-Murphy cuts away at her sheet to reveal a fête complete with treats.
Renoir’s masterpiece inspires two blog birthday gifts. Experiment Station contributors enjoy a pleasant lunch on the Seine in Marketing Communications Editor Vivian’s collage. And Museum Assistant Rolf offers the blog a majorly cheeky sales commission. Lest it raise your hopes, aspiring collectors, don’t be fooled. Our precious painting is not for sale.