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 Results of our Experiment

The Experiment Station is 9 months old today! Thanks to all of our readers, commenters, and guest bloggers. Here are some of the experiments we’ve conducted:

winged cyanotypes • dancing david smith sculpturesworld’s largest etching • bob dylan and philip guston • petting zoos • connect painting and poetry • celebrate holi • wrestle with walid • witness a coronation • visit with royalty • world’s most beautiful firescreen • paint with eggs (and ink) • think pink! • museum memories and ferris bueller • discover footwear beneath a painting • delight over spilled milk • find ourselves in unlikely places • spoke rehab • wish many happy birthdays • look for shade • wish for snow • think a lot about food • expose a secret about kandinsky • painter patriotsblog after earthquake • find way to talk about clothes • do some readinglong for better umbrellas • survive typhoon • commemorate a special wedding anniversary • say goodbye to steve jobs • meet ralph flint • remember jim mclaughlin • host strangest visitor • talk more about bob dylan • say goodbye to rockne krebs • salute armistice artistsneighborhood immersioninspired love • dance our hearts out