Niederlander's artwork is comprised of many elements -most are materials that can be found in any office supply store including staples, wire and paper. Her meticulous process includes many hours of folding, stapling and assembling these mundane materials; because her methods are time-consuming, the artist often works with others who assist her in the many steps involved. The laborious nature of her artwork echoes the artist's own interest in effort. Indeed Niederlander is quick to point out how our lives are comprised of countless efforts; the starts and stops that constitute endless cycles of hard work. Her artwork thus pays tribute to life's cumulative labors.

There is no place where hard work is more highly valued than on a college campus. In creating the artwork and now is the time for dreaming, Niederlander directly references the environment where this museum is located. A college campus is the site of learning, of accumulating knowledge, of dreaming about the future. And just as Irish poet W. B. Yeats wrote, "in dreams begin responsibilities," our journeys begin here, comprised of hard work and the promise for fulfilled dreams.

--Karen Rapp, curator Vincent Price Art Museum

...and now is the time for dreaming, 2008
Vellum paper, steel wire, staples, plastic-coated Neodymium magnets
The Vincent Price Art Museum is located on the campus of East Los Angeles College (ELAC) and was founded in 1957 by the actor Vincent Price. After an initial gift of nearly 100 artworks from Mr. Price's personal collection, the museum's collection has grown to nearly 8,000 objects.

Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 12 noon to 4 p.m. and Thursdays 12 noon to 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Guided tours can be arranged. Closed between exhibitions and on holidays.

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Campus parking is available in the Stadium Lot (NORTHWEST corner of campus, corner of Bleakwood and Floral). A $2 purchased permit is required.

MUSEUM LOCATION ON CAMPUS (click here for campus map)
After parking in the Stadium Lot, walk to sidewalk at the bottom of the slope. You will now walk into the campus with the large stadium on the left. Continue past the stadium and walk on the sidewalk past one-story structures on either side.
When you see the two-story structure with orange trim, make a left. This is building F5. Our entrance is on the north side of this building. You walk down the ramp on the right and our entrance is the right side. Altogether from parking lot to our front door is about 8 to 10 minute walk. The Vincent Price Art Museum is in building F5-room 104.