In early 2014, the international news media outlets’ headlines exploded with news connecting a former U.S. President to fine art classes. Many people were fascinated with the news and we don’t blame them. After all, who would have imaged that the man who once held the fate of the free world in his hands would now be holding a paint brush and displaying his work on art pedestals? Ummm….us, that’s who!
We know how attractive fine art classes and art pedestals can be to so many different people. That’s because we produce some of the best, museum quality art pedestals in the world. Plus, we know that through the years, there have been other world leaders who’ve taken up a palette a time or two. Among them were Jimmy Carter, Winston Churchill, Vladmir Putin and Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Bush apparently loves to create portrait paintings. Interestingly enough, Eisenhower favored portraits for a time too. However, he also seemed to enjoy painting landscapes as did Churchill. Carter, on the other hand, has produced paintings of animals, landscapes and people. And Putin’s work, thus far, has been quite contemporary.
World leaders apparently like to do more than just paint and display their work on art pedestals in their off time too. How do we know that? Well, there’s even been an entire book dedicated to former U.S. President’s pencil sketches and random doodles. It contains the impromptu artwork of men like Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. So as you can see, we weren’t really surprised to learn that G.W. Bush decided to dabble in the arts as well.
To learn more about art pedestals that are beautiful enough to display the work of all artists, please contact us.
Museum professionals are well aware of the brazen acts of art thieves. Their impudent crimes make headlines weekly and despite the best efforts of art detectives, some of these crimes are never resolved. Small paintings and valuable easy-to-grab objects such as historic jewelry, ceramics and ancient collectibles are the items of preference for these heist masterminds.
A simple and affordable investment to prevent your art institution from becoming a heist victim can be found in clear acrylic dust covers for art pedestals. These precision-made transparent covers can safeguard precious art objects from environmental concerns such as dust, UV rays and humidity; while also creating a protective capsule that becomes the first line of defense versus would-be thieves or just clumsy museum goers.
Clear acrylic covers can be added to your pedestals or review our selection of in-house constructed pedestals that accommodate the dust covers with a crisp step-up system. The pedestals and cover combos can come with locks or security screws that prevent the acrylic top from being removed or tampered with. Art thieves have been known to go the extra mile by replacing valuable tokens with replicas and facsimiles to attain the sought after masterpieces. Locking systems give custodians of artifacts the key to maintaining an undisturbed display.
Turntables, spot light or ambient light systems can be included to the dust cover pedestals. These display solutions not only guard against robbers but will elevate the art objects by giving them an impressive home. Whether you are a museum curator concerned with invaluable works of art and objects of historical importance, or an art collector in need of protection solutions, consider the peace of mind that these custom pedestals with clear acrylic dust covers can provide for you. Contact us to learn about our American made display products and their security features.
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With warm weather just a few months away, it won’t be long before the public art show circuit starts to fire up. So now is an excellent time to think about what type of art pedestals you’ll need for your traveling displays. After all, it’s not merely enough to have wonderful art. It has to be presented in a manner that’s likely to capture show participants’ attention. With that said, here are a few tips for choosing the perfect art pedestals for traveling exhibits:
Go Neutral: When looking through the various art pedestal options, take a moment to think about color finishes. They can really impact a traveling exhibition’s aesthetics. In general, the art pedestals’ color finishes should complement the exhibition space as well as the artwork that will be featured during the show. Thus, selecting a freestanding, solid black, white, frosted or clear acrylic art pedestal may prove to be the wisest choice. They tend to fit in well with a wide variety of indoor/outdoor art exhibition venues’ decor.
Be Innovative: If you plan on bringing a display wall to the traveling art exhibits, consider being innovative in your booth’s layout. For example, you could attach wedge pedestals to the booth’s walls. They would help add depth and visual interest to the exhibit as well as extra floor space. Our wedge pedestals are ideal for such applications because they attach quickly and can safely hold artwork that weighs up to 100 pounds.
Maximize Square Footage: Lastly, consider selecting a combination of art pedestals that allow you to fully maximize the booth space given at each traveling exhibition stop. For instance, in addition to the wedges that we mentioned earlier, you may want to invest in cube tables, columns and art pedestals that feature built-in turntables or lighting.
To learn more about these types of art pedestals and how they may be customized in time for the public art show season kickoff, please contact us at (800) 333-9953.