Mignon Arrington, of Birmingham, and Thomas Lunsford, of Raleigh, North Carolina celebrated their wedding with a reception at the Museum on August 4, 2012. Mignon and Thomas met while attending the University of North Carolina.
In early February, Philadelphia miniatures expert and dealer Elle Shushan, a contributor to the catalogue for the popular exhibition The Look of Love, visited the BMA. Curator of American Art Graham Boettcher invited Shushan into collection storage to examine the Museum’s small and little-studied collection of American portrait miniatures. Opening the drawer of a storage cabinet, a portrait of a woman in early-19th-century attire caught Shushan’s eye.