2011 Curator’s Choice

Works From the Permanent Collection: Image Empire

Exhibition Dates: May 19 – July 1, 2011
Nighthawk Jazz Quartet: Tuesday, June 7, noon
Summer Solstice Wind Quintet: Saturday, June 11, 2 pm

Our Summer Exhibitions have alternated between showcasing regional artist and selections from the Museum’s permanent collection. This year we will be highlighting some of the jewels from our permanent collection with a focus on the art of landscape: Galen Hansen, Patrick Siler, George Innes, and many more. All works in our collection come to us as gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations. It is through the generosity of patrons that the Museum of Art continues to evolve and serve our expanding audience and we are excited to be able to introduce these works to the public.

The Exhibition is organized by Museum of Art curator, Keith Wells. Wells says, “The sole purpose of this exhibition is to feature some of the best pieces of our permanent collection for visitors to enjoy. A museum’s value is in its collection, and yet because of limited gallery space those same collections often remain locked in a vault, hidden from public view. It’s been many years since we’ve had the opportunity to share this diverse selection of works with our museum patrons. You need to see this show to fully appreciate the sheer variety of styles and disciplines represented, and the quality of each piece of art. I highly recommend this exhibition to anyone who hasn’t seen the permanent collection of the museum.”