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Museum Musings

Fortunately or unfortunately nothing is left out, embellished, or improved. Each sculpture is simply a recreation of its model where the good, the bad, and the ugly are showcased to their full height of glory. These sculptures really give one pause to contemplate the reality of the human figure. Whether …

Museum Musings

Everyone looks forward to Fridays, right? This summer the staff in the Museum sure does, but not for typical reasons. Lately, Fridays bring us a day full of new friends. This past Friday the Flat Lander Good Sam’s Camping Club from Burlington, Colorado and a dear couple from Switzerland brightened …

Museum Musings

The Vollbracht Oil Painting Workshop held in the Community Room was a great success. Ten attendees, two from out of state, were fortunate to sit under David Vollbracht’s tutelage. They were a studious group producing a prolific amount of work as a whole, but also a fun bunch as sudden …

Museum Musings

Staci Hartman, Kansas Artist…. Contagious and engaging smile, radiant heart, and a prodigious collection of remarkable art. Flattery, I think not. Verifiable facts, most definitely. Anybody who came to the Museum’s Meet and Greet on June 23rd can confirm these truths. It was a charmed event set in the Hansen …

Museum Musings

Nothing brightens a room like fresh cut flowers. The fresh fragrance and splash of color enlivens any room lucky enough to be graced with their presence. Unless you reside in a tropical climate or have a greenhouse, chances are fresh cut flowers will not be something you are blessed with …

Museum Musings

Paint & Palette, by local artist Staci Hartman is off to a very good start. It has received numerous visitors in its first week and some of these visitors have already made repeat visits. An exciting aspect of this exhibition is that most of the works are for sale. The …

Museum Musings

What goes up must come down. Isaac Newton Although Newton was talking about gravity, his quote rings true for exhibits at the Museum. Many people read last week’s news and heeded the warning that it was the last week for the Into the Arctic display. It was wonderful to have …

Museum Musings

This is it!  This week is your last opportunity to see Cory Trépanier’s Into the Arctic at the Dane G. Hansen Museum.  Monday, May 15, 2017, the Museum staff will begin the process of recrating and preparing this awesome exhibit for shipment to its next destination, the Arizona Sonora Museum …