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Museum to host Tuesday Tour with hike, tour of new tree exhibit

May. 26, 2013 @ 02:07 PM

The exhibit Vestige of a Tree runs through Sept. 1 at the Huntington Museum of Art.

A guided tour of the exhibit and a nature trail walk will take place at 7 p.m. May 28 during the Fourth Tuesday Tour at HMA. Refreshments will be served.

Objects featured in Vestige of a Tree include tools, boxes, items of personal adornment, walking sticks/canes, dolls, furniture, ritual masks, musical instruments, and sculpture. All of the exhibit items began life as a tree, then a piece of wood, then an object, and now a work on exhibit in a museum! All employ wood as the main material, and all have been manipulated by artists and craftsmen for their own use – aesthetic or otherwise.

This exhibit is sponsored by The Katherine & Herman Pugh Exhibitions Endowment; the West Virginia Division of Culture and History; and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

While at the museum also take a new look at Huntington through the amazing camera lens of the late Huntington photographer, Levi Holley Stone.


The Huntington Museum of Art will feature 80 photographs by tone in a new exhibit titled, “The Herald-Dispatch Presents: Looking Back: Huntington through the Lens of Levi Holley Stone.”

This exhibit continues through Aug. 18, at HMA.

Emmy Award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker John Witek will lead a Gallery Walk through the exhibit as part of the Fourth Tuesday Tour at 7:15 p.m. June 25. Admission is free.

Witek purchased more than 1,000 negatives by Stone at a local flea market stumbling upon an undiscovered cache of unique images taken by a self-taught photographer with great vision.

For more information on events at HMA, visit www.hmoa.org or call 304-529-2701. HMA is fully accessible.