Letter from the Director | September
It truly feels like we are going a million directions around here, planning the shows, programs, and getting ready to debut new spaces soon. I am so excited to announce that we will inaugurate our 2,700 square foot mezzanine gallery with a solo show of decades of work by life-long Angeleno Dora De Larios. Dora is 83 and if you don’t know about her it’s probably because it wasn’t easy for a Latina making ceramics in the middle of the last century to receive major recognition. We hope the tide will turn with this exhibition and the addition of a large-scale piece we’ve commissioned for the sidewalk in front of the museum.
Other things to note:
- We have a new logo! It was so fun working with LA-based design firm Use All Five on a design that represents our interest in maintaining the ethos of Beta (never fully finished, always testing) as well as an expansive palette and other features that represent who we are.
- We are blissed out with all of your artist-in-residence applications. Thank you, get them in by October 2, and we will see five of you in our new residency complex in January!
- Speaking of construction… check out our building page for pictures and other updates.
- We are closed for a minute to get this place ready for all of the above and next time you’re here, our on-site materials will be in English AND Spanish.
Finally, THANK YOU, far and wide, for the support you have given us during our transformation into a bilingual institution. As a new museum learning from our visitors, we are so excited to be able to better engage our Spanish speaking community and we are HONORED every day to be of service to our city.
Allison Agsten, Director