Happy New Year!

Because finances can feel like a three ring circus, the finance team poses in our circus-themed gallery in front of Gifford Beal’s 1922 painting, Center Ring. Left to right: Cherie Nichols, director of budget and reporting, Earl Richards, senior accountant, Sue Nichols, chief operating officer, and Lydia O’Connor, finance assistant. Photo: Sandy Lee

Ringing in the new fiscal year and representing one of the museum’s most valuable assets (its staff) are the members of our finance department. As at many other museums, neither the staff nor the invaluable works of art appear as assets on the museum’s balance sheet.

The Thrill of the Performance

Paintings on view in a second-floor gallery. Photos: Sarah Osborne Bender

If you didn’t get enough of the performer’s life during our Degas’s Dancers at the Barre show, a gallery on the second floor of the Sant Building might do the trick: more Degas dancers (plus a portrait titled Melancholy, who appears to be observing the action in the room), Delacroix’s Paganini, Manet’s Spanish Ballet, and Daumier’s The Strong Man. For a little treat, move into the next gallery to view Bonnard’s Circus Rider and peek around the corner to see her paired with her side-show companion, the Strong Man.