Artist-in-Residence: Lawrence Beall

Artists-in-residence work in the museum to design and implement engagement activities that inspire creativity and dialogue within diverse communities. During their residencies, the artists create on-site, are available to the public to interact with, and help teach visitors about their art practice.

Beall’s The Temple of Neptune, inspired by Julia Morgan’s Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle, will be installed in the atrium.

“When I was growing up, my mom took me to see Hearst Castle and, after seeing the Neptune Pool, I was captivated. I was mesmerized and spellbound at how something from the ancient past had been uplifted and reworked into a modern masterpiece for its time. It inspired both awe and wonder in me, and was a critical element in shaping how I view aesthetics.”

Beall is also working on a non-traditional, new art form of origami to demo and a project people can participate in.

During his residency, he will be here daily during museum hours, as well as on May 4, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., during Artswalk.

Stay tuned for more info!