SCHS Member in Action – Nancy Nowotny
SCHS member, Nancy Nowotny, was at the Meet-at-the-Site Tour to the Kemper Art Museum on February 3, 2016. After the tour of the exhibit of Churchill paintings, she had a few words to share (see below) about her experience with this tour and previous SCHS Meet-at-the-Site Tours.
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Report on the Winter 2016 SCHS Meet-at-the-Site Tour to the Kemper
A group of SCHS members and friends went to the Kemper Art Museum at Washington University to see the special exhibit of the paintings of Winston Churchill. They got a guided tour by a Kemper docent. Perhaps Churchill is most often thought of as a politician or a statesman, but in this exhibit he could be seen more as a man and an artist. For Churchill, painting was a creative outlet, a way for him to express himself, and it was for him a relief from day to day politics. Through his hobby, Churchill became a student of art and a friend of artists. He was not only prolific as a painter, with 600 plus canvases, but he also gained recognition as a painter in his own right. Overall, the exhibit showed Winston Churchill in a new light.
See more about the Meet-at-the-Site Tour to the Kemper.
See a video of Nancy Nowotny reflecting on Meet-at-the-Site Tours; Nancy Nowotny.
The text below of is a transcription of what Nancy said.
This is Nancy Nowotny. She is speaking at the Kemper Art Museum. She was just talking about the Meet-at-the-Site Tours. I’ll let her speak.
What I am enjoying about coming to these Meet-at-the-Site events is that it triggers my imagination and makes me want to continue to pursue learning about whatever the topic is for that event. I never had time for this when I had children and other things to tend to. But now I am free and enjoying myself immensely.
Yes, and I think you mentioned the fact that sometimes when we want to do things we don’t, but in this case…
In this case, because it was planned, I came and I enjoyed. I wouldn’t have done it on my own.
Thank you very much, Nancy.