Members Only – Members’ Choice!

For the Spring Open House on May 6th Henry members have the opportunity to choose permanent collection objects to be displayed in the Reed Collection Study Center. Members are invited to search the Henry’s collection online for prints and photographs and submit a request. Henry staff will confirm availability* and pull works from storage for presentation in the Study Center.

Explore the museum’s collection of prints and photographs through the Advanced Search page on the Henry’s website.

The top field on the Advanced Search page is Class. Click Choose a value and select Photographs or Prints, then click Search. This will allow you to browse up to 400 objects at a time. To refine your search, head back to the Advanced Search page and fill in other fields. Want to see photographs from the 1970s? Use the two fields at the bottom to set your parameters. Want to see Japanese prints? Type “Japan” into the Origin(s) field. Or search for a work by your favorite artist by typing their name into the Maker field.

You can also explore collection objects through our digital interactive galleries.

Once you’ve found your top one or two must see objects, fill out the form here. If you have questions about searching the collection, contact Assistant Curator of Collections and Academic Programs Rachael Faust.

On May 6th, during the Open House Members’ Preview from 6:00 – 8:00, come on over to the Study Center to see your choice on display alongside works chosen by your fellow members. Have fun exploring the collection!

Henry Open House: DJ Dr. Lehl

Rich Lehl (handle: DJ Dr. Lehl) has been DJing for just shy of 10 years. You may remember him from the past three Halloween parties at the Hideout, the 007 New Years party (in 2007) at Ouch My Eye Studio, and the 2009 SOIL Annual Art Auction. Tomorrow night, he will be providing the soundtrack to the Henry Open House.  (Important question: Will he arrive in costume?)

Lehl is no stranger to the Henry.  He was a work-study student here during his undergraduate days at Cornish – greetings from Paul, Rich – and he had his first date with his future wife at our post-renovation re-opening party in 1997.  (When asked today about his recent music favorites, he listed “listening to my wife sing around the house” with Climax Golden Twins, Mos Def and some other very good things.)

Lehl is also a visual artist.  He creates deadpan, graphic oil paintings and prints that seem to glow from within – and he is working on a series of paintings for a show that will open at Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago next May.

White Out

Find much more about Lehl and his work here. And come see/hear him at the museum tomorrow night!

Above: Rich Lehl, White Out, 2005. Oil on panel. 28 x 40 x 1 1/4 in. Photo courtesy the artist.