Arthur Hutchinson

Arthur the Artist & The Highcrafter  

This exhibition tells a story based on true events in my life over the past several years.  Chronicling my journey out of depression to finding a life of purpose.  Abandoning a successful career as an architect to work as a security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Soul searching in one of the world’s largest art collections and rediscovering my passion for art.  Facing trials and tribulations, seeking refuge at the Cloisters, working nights and allowing my passion to grow even deeper.  The experience was powerful and transformative.  Now, I’ve returned to my hometown of Auburn, New York to start anew using the lessons I have learned.  My purpose is to share these experiences and use the power of art to heal, inspire and awaken to the mystery we call life.  It’s an honor to have my first public show at a museum only a few blocks from my family home.  Join me in celebrating light, darkness, and understanding.  It’s been an amazing journey and it all started with a simple question…

Who am I?

I don’t know who Arthur Hutchinson is and neither does he. I’ve talked to everyone he knows and from what I gather he’s some kind of chameleon. I’ve searched everywhere, but he’s always one step ahead. I went as far as Abu Dhabi when I heard he was an architect out there but all I found was a dagger, a crystal, and some prayer beads. It doesn’t make any sense. Every clue just leads to another clue but I can’t resist the temptation. But now, I’m finally getting close. He sleeps when he thinks I’ve stopped searching and sometimes I can get a little glimpse.

But there’s always something that keeps him just out of reach. It’s mesmerizing. I can’t tell if it’s light, a reflection or a shadow. It’s always morphing like a cloud. Seems like it’s responding to me but I’m not sure. I just observe and document what I see. Part of me secretly hopes that I never find him because this is too much fun. But he can’t run forever. I’ll find him before the light goes out. I’m following up on a promising lead at the Metropolitan Museum of Art right now. Couldn’t be more obvious a place but he’s becoming more brazen. Now it’s as though he wants to be caught. Reported sightings have increased since I took a job there. I look forward to sharing my findings…