|Plattsburgh State Art Museum
SENIOR EXHIBITION 2005
April 16 - May 15 Burke Gallery & Myers Lobby Gallery
Anthony AllenMatt BlodgettJack BrandEleanor BrennesholtzVel CapewellIvy CareyGenessa Chamberlain
Daniel ChristieMeghan DresslerGustavo EspinalMotoko HiraiwaEstelle HubbardJeremy IaquintoChristina Kerr
Kari KippMichelle MentonSamantha OrtegaAlison ParisiAdam PlassKelli RabideauKevin SabourinShanna Sweeney
Stanley TrelaJaclyn WeldonKelly WhitfordTakara WilliamsAshley Wolff
Documentary? Thatís a sophisticated and misleading word.
Before the invention of writing, early civilizations used art as a means of communication and to document important events. As the centuries progressed and the use of writing became wider spread, visual images became more focused on aesthetic concerns; however, art was still used to commemorate historic events.
As when the first cave painter made a crude drawing on a wall to document a hunt, we still use art today to remember events. Our museums, like our libraries, are depositories of history and knowledge. Through museums we learn about and maintain not only events and ideas from the past, but also those that will be carried to the future, for as we continue to use art to understand our past, the art work we leave today will serve as a testament of our society to those who are to come, thus, proving that although the use of art has changed, it certainly isnít useless.
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