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1 I am delighted to have arrived here in Huntington and to have taken up my position at the Huntington Museum of Art. As many of you know the museum has a rich collection and an important history as a place for people of all ages to learn about the arts and cultures from around the world. We have a number of interesting and important exhibits and programs soon to open at the museum. First up is Water Water Everywhere Paean to a Vanishing Resource which will include videos created by 41 different artists all that relate to the subject of water. In this day and age when water is quickly becoming a commodity that is fought over this video exhibition will help the visitor understand the changing nature of its use through the eyes of artists from around the world. This will be followed by the reintroduction of the long-awaited Exhibition 280 which will include contemporary works from artists in West Virginia and from the neighboring states of Kentucky Maryland Ohio Pennsylvania and Virginia. This juried exhibition includes nearly every kind of media and will certainly provide viewers with something that will inspire them. Later this autumn an exhibition documenting 25 years of collecting by the Fitzpatrick Society will open. For those unfamiliar with their work members of the Society provide funds for the acquisition of new artworks for the museum collection. Our devoted volunteer Don Harper left an endowment for the Society so that in the future they could acquire even more important works for the collection. This exhibition will showcase their achievements over the past two and a half decades. The end of the year will be rounded out by an exhibit of the work of William Brouillard and a small exhibit of works selected by trustees. Be on the watch for our Halloween-themed tour Harry Potter and the Permanent Collection which takes place on October 27. The ever-popular Holiday Open House which this year is presented by Camden Park will take place on December 6 and will include a performance by the Huntington Dance Theatre among others. I look forward to meeting many of you as you join us at these wonderful exhibits and programs. Geoffrey K. Fleming Executive Director Letter from the Executive Director HMA Executive Director Geoffrey K. Fleming poses beside Childe Hassams Windmill at Sundown East Hampton which was a gift to HMA from Ruth Woods Dayton as part of The Daywood Collection. Geoffs first day at HMA was July 1.