Huntsville, Ala – The Huntsville Museum of Art is pleased to present Recent Acquisitions from the Collection in the Chan Gallery NOW through October 11, 2015. This exhibition showcases artworks added to the museum’s permanent collection within the past two years through donations, bequests and memorials. All were carefully reviewed by the Museum’s Collections and Acquisitions Committee to fit the criteria established for the collection and are compatible with the Museum’s collecting objectives and goals.
“Recent Acquisitions exhibitions are by nature a wonderful hodgepodge with works of different styles and media displayed together,” Peter J. Baldaia, Museum Director of Curatorial Affairs, said. “These shows serve an important purpose: to demonstrate the scope of the Museum’s collecting interests and to provide us an opportunity to acknowledge generous donors whose gifts help our collection grow.”
Some works are identified as memorials — given as such, or purchased with funds donated in someone’s memory. Huntsville artist Bill Nance’s enigmatic Self Portrait with Paper Heart was donated to the collection in his memory by friend and Museum patron Lakin Boyd.
“Acquisition memorials allow us to both enhance our collection and enable contributors to give meaningful and lasting tributes to friends and family members,” Baldaia said.
Among the exhibition highlights are a landscape by Huntsville painter Helen Vaughn, donated by the artist; a pair of mid-20th century etchings by Vermont artist Luigi Lucioni; a dozen accomplished photographs by master photographers Barry Andersen, Sheila Pinkel, Robert von Sternberg, and Todd Walker; and significant works of regional contemporary art acquired from the Museum’s acclaimed Red Clay Survey and Encounters exhibitions.
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