Goal II: Museum Courtyard Entrance on Harrison Street
The heart of the Museum is the Courtyard, a natural gathering space for students of all ages to share and collaborate, for visitors to reflect on the art they experience and where kids have the most fun! By relocating the main entrance through a freshly-landscaped pathway from Harrison Street to the Courtyard, the face of the Museum will open towards our neighbors and partners, align us with the cultural corridor of Harrison Street and present a delightful and pleasant public space in the downtown. Visitors will experience an inviting gathering space in which to spend time, a modest vestibule entrance, a relocated visitor desk, all offering a centralized flow-point to all of the Museum’s public, programmatic and administrative spaces. The public may enter the Museum, sit and rest in the courtyard and enjoy First Fridays, museum programs, community festivals and gatherings. The Courtyard, presently closed to immediate museum access, will be transformed into a beautiful, welcoming environment for children, parents, and add a delightful, tranquil public space to the cultural heart of the Town of Easton. Our vision for the Courtyard contributes to the goal of enhancing downtown Easton as an attractive cultural destination.
The Museum’s courtyard and entrance project will provide an extraordinary welcoming environment for over 50,000 annual visitors as well as anyone living in, working in and visiting Easton, Talbot County’s largest town.
Maryland State Delegate Johnny Mautz