Why artwork is popping up in people’s front yards

Why artwork is popping up in people’s front yards


(LAURA) DRIVING AROUND HAMPTON ROADS YOU MAY HAVE SEEN CLASSIC ARTWORK POPPING UP IN PEOPLE’S YARDS. (STEPHANIE) THEY ARE ALL TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR THE CHRYSLER MUSEUM OF ART. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S KAYLA GASKINS MET WITH THE MUSEUM DIRECTOR TODAY, AND KAYLA WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THESE SIGNS? (KAYLA) STEPHANIE AND LAURA, IT’S NOT EVERYDAY YOU SEE FAMOUS ART WORK AS LAWN ORNAMENTS.. THE SIGNS ARE PART OF THE MUSEUM’S 85TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. TODAY WE CAUGHT UP WITH THE MUSEUM’S DIRECTOR — ERIK NEIL– TO ASK WHY THEY CHOSE THIS SPECIFIC WAY TO CELEBRATE. (KAYLA GASKINS) THIS 19TH CENTURY IMMPRESSIONIST PAINTING IS CALLED AT THE FLORIST — IT’S BY AMERICAN ARTIST CHILDE HASSAM. THE ORGIONAL HANGS IN THE CHRYSLER MUSEUM IN NORFOLK. BUT NOW COPIES ARE SPRINGING UP ALONG CITY SIDEWALKS — AND PERCHED AMONG THE FLOWERS IN PEOPLE’S FRONT YARDS. ERIK NEIL – DIRECTOR OF CHRYSLER MUSEUM OF ART BUT WE THOUGHT HEY THIS WILL BE GREAT FOR SOMEBODY’S GARDEN IT’S COLORFUL IT’S SORT OF UPBEAT IT’S ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR PAINTINGS IN THE COLLECTION. ERIK NEIL IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE CHRYSLER. HE SAYS THE SIGNS ARE A WAY FOR PEOPLE TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE MUSEUM. IF CHILDE HASSAM ISN’T YOUR STYLE — THERE’S ALSO THE LITCHENSTIEN SUNRISE. ERIK NEIL – DIRECTOR OF CHRYSLER MUSEUM OF ART AND THAT AGAIN HEY IT’S THE DAWN. THINGS ARE LOOKING GOOD WE WANT TO HAVE A VERY POSITIVE THIS IS A NE DAWN FOR THE CHRYSLER 85 YEARS AND HOPEFULLY 85 OR 185 MORE FOR THE CHRYSLER. NEIL SAYS THEY CHOSE YARD SIGN AS A SPOOF ON POLITICAL SIGNS DURING THAT LITTER FRONT YARDS DURING ELECTION SEASON. INSTEAD OF DIVIDING HOWEVER HE HOPES THESE ARE SIGNS EVERYONE CAN GET BEHIND. ERIK NEIL – DIRECTOR OF CHRYSLER MUSEUM OF ART WE’VE SEEN THIS IS KIND OF A DIVISIVE MOMENT IN OUR SOCIETY AND HOPEFULLY THE CHRYSLER IS A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE CAN COME TOGETHER AND CELEBRATING A RESOURCE LIKE THE CHRYSLER IS SOMETHING WE CAN ALL GET BEHIND WHETHER WE’RE RIGHT, LEFT OR CENTER WE’RE GIVING SOMETHING TO THE COMMUNITY AND IT’S SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN ENJOY. (KAYLA) IF YOU WANT A CHILDE HASSAM OR A LITCHENSTIEN PRINT FOR YOUR FRONT YARD– YOU CAN PICK ONE UP FOR FREE AT THE CHRYSLER MUSEUM. IN THE NEWSROOM, I’M KAYLA GASKINS 10 ON YOUR SIDE.

Dereck Turner

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