Every year, SGH participates in an art lending program with the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA. The deCordova houses one of the finest collections of contemporary art by regional artists in the area, and our partnership helps us support the museum while bringing beautiful and interesting artwork into our daily lives.
This year, our co-founder Howard Simpson joined me to select SGH’s temporary art collection. Howard is particularly fond of abstract art, and this year’s collection brings more abstraction compared to our previous pieces. For the following year, our employees and office visitors will enjoy several pieces from local artists Steven Cabral, William Harby, J.B. Jones, Susan Richards, and Luann Stovall.
SGH became a corporate member of the deCordova in 2002 when we moved to our 41 Seyon Street location in Waltham, MA. At the time, we had many empty walls in our then-new contemporary space. The deCordova’s lending program proved to be an excellent way for the firm to borrow a collection of original contemporary works of art that would change on an annual basis. The lending program was also consistent with our founders’ commitment to promoting educational opportunities and new experiences for all SGH employees. In particular, Howard has been instrumental in bringing art into our working environment. He has strived to inspire SGH employees by surrounding us with images we can enjoy, learn to enjoy, and even dislike if we choose.
At SGH, we are fortunate to experience works of art that normally hang on museum walls right here where we work. SGH is proud to take part in the lending program to brighten our office and offer additional benefits for our employees that visit the museum in person. Our membership broadens horizons for our employees and also serves a charitable purpose that supports exhibitions, educational opportunities, and other programs and activities designed to promote the public’s access to art and artists.
As we step away from our computers, calculations, and drawings to enjoy the artwork that surrounds us, I hope we take the time to get to know the art and discuss it with our colleagues before it is gone. Please take a look around next time you visit us, or learn more about our current collection here.