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Want to Learn How to Preserve Your Family Treasures? Ask the Curator

The Gilb Museum showcases exhibits from local and international artists. - Photo by The Gilb Museum

The Gilb Museum showcases exhibits from local and international artists. – Photo by The Gilb Museum

On Saturday, April 16, between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., come to the Museum Education Center and bring your old photograph, document, book, quilt or any personal artifact from home. The curator will provide helpful advice on preserving your personal memorabilia (one artifact per person, per month). Please note that the curator is not able to give appraisals. This is a free, drop-in program. No advance reservations needed.

While at the Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage, visit the new temporary exhibit “Fonk Sa Thiossân: Cherish Your Culture, The Artwork of Djibril N’Doye”. Born in Bargny, Senegal, self-taught, local artist Djibril N’Doye is internationally recognized with artwork in galleries, universities, homes, and businesses throughout West Africa, the USA, Mexico, Cuba, Western Europe, and Japan. He has received numerous awards in recognition of his talent as an artist. Djibril N’Doye considers his work to be “universal” art, and his style of drawing is inspired by sculptures in ebony. Processing images of different pieces of the dark hardwood, he is able to create the effect of transparency in his art. The drawings portray a variety of scenes from daily life based on his native West Africa. The opening reception for this exhibition will be on April 2, at 10 a.m. at the Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage. This temporary exhibit will be up through May 21, 2016.

For more information about the Ask the Curator series or the exhibits, please call (626) 574-5440 or visit the website at www.arcadiaca.gov/government/city-departments/museum. The Museum Education Center is located at 382 W. Huntington Drive. The Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage is located at 380 W. Huntington Drive, immediately behind the Community Center. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.). Admission is always free.

March 30, 2016

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