BIMA receives award of excellence for exhibit

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The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art was recently presented with the 2014 Award of Project Excellence from the Washington Museum Association for the ongoing interactive exhibit “The Conversation of Art.”

The award was accepted by BIMA’S Katie Walters on Thursday, June 29 during the Washington Museum Association Annual Conference held this year in Port Townsend.

“The Conversation of Art” encourages people to post comments and thoughts responding various prompts including “Why does art matter to you?,” What can art teach us?”, “Who’s your art hero?” and “How has art moved you?”

The award reads:

“The project represents an innovative way to build community engagement while planning for a new museum. Begun in 2012, The Conversation of Art website was set up to allow interactive participation in some of the fundamental questions about why art matters. Expanded to include public events such as the Chalk Walk and the ‘conversation’ with U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, the project has become an integral part of the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s new building and is a continuing thread in the Museum’s programming.”

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