The Porter-Phelps Huntington Museum presents Field Notes 8, a new installation of suspended collage and wooden bas reliefs created by architects Sigrid Miller Pollin and Stephen Schreiber, and landscape architect, Jane Thurber. The exhibit explores rhythms found in the landscape and structures of Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum. The exhibit will be on display from August 4 through October 15, 2018 in the museum’s historic Corn Barn. On September 16, the museum will host an artist reception from 2-4 pm. 

Amherst-based artists Miller Pollin, Thurber, and Schreiber found inspiration in the details of the historic structures and farmland at the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum. Schreiber’s bas reliefs interpret the subtle, repetitive weaving of the surrounding fields and riverbanks, while Thurber and Miller Pollin’s suspended collage of shapes and colors create a whimsical dialogue with the tectonics and the seasoned materials of the Corn Barn. Layers of painted paper strips suspended from the wooden trusses interpret architectural details and patterns found in the Corn Barn. Together, the artists have composed a modern reinterpretation of the historic elements that define the museum and its grounds. Schreiber and Miller Pollin are professors of architecture, and Thurber is a lecturer in landscape architecture, all at Umass. Students Victoria Capaldo and Callie Kerkorian, assisted in the exhibition production.

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The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum is located at 130 River Drive (Route 47) in Hadley, Massachusetts, two miles north of the junction of Routes 9 and 47. The Museum is open for guided tours Saturday through Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm. For further information about tours and museum programs, call the museum at 413.584.4699, or visit www.pphmuseum.org.