I made this post several months ago about an art exhibition at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. After many visits, and deed completions, I was not a recipient of a Cup from the exhibition. As it turned out, there were 30 recipients who did not claim their Cup so it allowed me a chance to obtain unclaimed property. I had to submit a label and 30 recipients were to be chosen. My label was chosen by Julián Zugazagoitia, Director and CEO. I’m so honored to have been selected… thank you Julián.
The photograph above and the one below, taken during deed completion, were shot by a dear friend that visited the exhibition with me on more than one occasion. Thank you and I wish you could have had one too!… I really do. Cup #195 is entrusted to you if my forever ends before yours.
The DEED reads…
This instrument made and entered into this 26th day of March, 2011, by and between “ME” of Kansas City, herinafter called the Owner and THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART, herinafter called the Museum, regarding Cup #195, an element of an exhibition conceived and carried out by the artist Clare Twomey, entitled Forever, held at the Museum from October 8, 2010 to January 2, 2011.
1. The Owner agrees to retain in trust forever Cup #195.
2. Cup #195 shall never be sold and shall be retained by the Owner and their successors in trust forever.
3. Cup #195 shall be treated and handled by the Owner in a manner in keeping with a work of art.
4. Cup #195 has a dual purpose to serve, having both aesthetic and educational value, and shall be exhibited.
5. Owing to the rarity, fragility and value of Cup #195, it shall not be subjected to unnecessary handling, but shall be as far as practicable be permanently displayed.
6. When not on exhibition, Cup #195 shall be stored in such a manner as to be reasonably available for inspection and examination by all serious-minded students and experts desiring to inspect or examine it.
In order to express the acceptance of the gift and its assurance that the terms and conditions thereof will be carried out, the undersigned heretofore set their hands this day March 26th, 2011.
The undersigned representative of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art sets their hand to this document on 26 March 2011.
C. Anderson signed
Forever… is a long time.