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1LetterfromtheExecutiveDirectorDearMembersInmanyofmyletterstoyouIsooftentalkaboutthefutureandhowwemustevolveandgrowtomeetouraudiencesx19changingneeds.TodayhoweverIwanttoreflectontherichanduniqueopportunitiesthatthisinstitutionhasofferedtoartistsinourregionforthepast20years.Theyear2012marksthe20thAnniversaryoftheWalterGropiusMasterArtistWorkshopSeries.IdoubtthatatthetimetheMuseumwasmadeawareofRoxannaYohoBoothx19sbequestwhichwasgivenx1ctoassistinthedevelopmentofanarteducationprograminaccordancewiththeproposalsofWalterGropiusx1dthatanyonewasabletoanticipatetheincredibleimpactthisprogramwouldhaveforregionalartistsandthisinstitution.UndertheguidanceofMrs.Boothx19ssonAlexE.BoothJr.HMAcraftedaprogramwhichovertheyearshasmettheseideals.SowhataretheproposalsofWalterGropiusthatarereferredtoinMrs.Boothx19swillTheycanbedrawnfromthewonderfulspeechthatMr.Gropiusmadeatthegroundbreakingforthe1968additiontotheMuseum.Twoquotesfromthatspeechinparticularstandoutx1cIstressparticularlytheaspectofworkshopeducationwhichisperhapslessobviousinitsscopeandvaluetotheaveragepersonthanappreciationofartofthepastbuteversomuchmoreimportantforthefuturegenerationsx19creativeattitudex1dx1cAsocietysuchasourswhichhasconferredequalprivilegesoneverybodywillhavetoacknowledgeitsdutytoactivatethegeneralresponsivenesstospiritualandaestheticvaluestointensifythedevelopmentofeverybodyx19simaginativefaculties.x1dItisinterestingtonotethatmuchofwhatGropiuswantedtoseedevelopedhereatHMAdovetailswiththeoriginalgoalssetforthinthe1947prospectuscreatedtogeneratesupportfortheconstructionofthefacility.InadditiontheRobertHenribookTheArtSpiritwhichalsoinformsHMAx19smissionspeaksofthesesameconceptsofequalityandcreativitywiththewonderfulquotex1cArtwhentrulyunderstoodistheprovinceofeverymanx1d.HowevertohavesuchadirectiveasiscontainedinMrs.Boothx19swillandtohavebeenfortunateenoughtohaveMr.Boothx19sadvicegaveanextraimpetustotheprogramx19sdevelopment.Overthepast20yearsHMAhasheldmorethan90workshopswithnationallyknownartistsprovidinganexposureandlearningopportunityofunparalleledexcellencetoartistsofourregion.Asnotedinanevaluationoftheprogrambyoneartistafterattendingthe2010JonYamashiroworkshopx1cHMAprovidesanimportantservicetoourcommunitybypromotingthecreativespiritthroughtheseworkshops.x1dThis20thAnniversarywillbecelebratedwiththreeexhibitsSourcesInfluenceswhichfocusesonthementorshiproleartistsplaywithotherartistsVisitingInspirationwhichdisplaysalltheGropiusMasterArtistswhoseworkhasbeenaddedtoHMAx19spermanentcollectiontodateandTheCollectionofAlexE.BoothJr.Ihopeyouwillenjoyyourexperienceswitheachoftheseexhibitsandwillremembertheserendipitouspaththathasbroughtustothisanniversarycelebration.SincerelyMargaretMaryLayneExecutiveDirectorAlexE.BoothJr.isshownwithartworkhehasdonatedtotheHuntingtonMuseumofArtx19spermanentcollection.Mr.BoothservedastheChairoftheBuildingCommitteeandworkedwithWalterGropiusduringthedesignphaseofthe1968MuseumAddition.x1cIdonx19tknowofanotherregionalmuseumthatmakessuchanefforttoconnecttheobjecttheobjectthatcuratorslovetocollectpreserveandpresenttothepublicwiththeprocessofmakingart.x1d--GropiusMasterArtistDanMassadina2003lettertoHMA