Exhibitions

Imagine! The Art of the Picturebook
June 20, 2014 - November 9, 2014

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Imagine! explores children’s picturebooks as works of art through examples from the collection of Carol and Guy Wolfenbarger. The original drawings, paintings, prints, and collages represent books from well-known illustrators including Floyd Cooper, Peter Catalanotto, Will Hillenbrand, E. B. Lewis, Barry Moser, Chris Raschka, Aminah Robinson, Maurice Sendak, and Robert Sabuda. The work is presented in groupings of Tall Tales (fiction), True Tales (non-fiction), Tales with Tails (stories/art about animals) and Human Tales (stories/art about social interactions and human nature).

Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection
June 06, 2014 - August 31, 2014

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An exhibition of American Modernist paintings from the 1920s to the beginning of World War II, a period marked by significant change and compounded by the onset of the Great Depression in the 1930s. Modern Dialect reveals both the shared concerns and jubilations of artists from every region of the country during a fluctuating and demanding time in American history.  From simplified and fragmented rural landscapes to modern industrial cities and the people that inhabit them to purely abstract compositions, Modern Dialect illustrates the scope of the American modernist aesthetic and the vision and integrity each artist brought to the representation of the American experience.  The exhibition features works by George Ault, Charles Sheeler, John Steuart Curry, and Charles Burchfield.