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Collectors’ Choice: Featured Collector, Dr. Diane DeMell Jacobsen

Jul

15

Written by Caitlyn Cooney, Curatorial Intern As cultural institutions, Museums exist based on the premise that they are responsible for the exhibition and preservation of our visual history. The collection of objects and motivation for exhibiting select artworks lies in significance of art in its representation of a culture, a history, and a visual framework [...]

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Collector’s Choice: Featured Collector, Helen Lane

Jul

08

Written by Caitlyn Cooney, Curatorial Intern   When viewing a work of art, it is common that the piece may evoke memories of an experience, a place, or significant people in the viewers’ lives. For collector Helen Lane, these relationships serve as motivation in her artwork selections. Her collection of 19th and early 20th century [...]

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Collector’s Choice: Featured Collector, Jordan Bock

Jul

01

Written by Caitlyn Cooney, Curatorial Intern     Each collector featured in our exhibition, Collector’s Choice, collects art for his or her own reasons; while some may collect within a certain movement or stylistic era, others may collect in order to enrich the community, facilitate learning, preserve history, etc. Jordan Bock, however, collects based on his [...]

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Featured Artwork: Stela of Iku & Mer-imat

Jun

24

This stela depicts a nobleman named Iku and his wife, Mer-imat. One of the principal purposes of the stela is explained in the vertical inscription located in front of the striding Iku. This written “appeal to the living” asks those who pause in front of it to read the text aloud, providing the deceased with [...]

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Collectors’ Choice: Featured Collector, David W. Foerster

Jun

24

Written by Caitlyn Cooney, Curatorial Intern Throughout art history, photography has often been the one medium holding its own standards. Unlike painting, drawing, sculpture, and the like, photography has carried the assumption that it is able to capture the “real world”, or that a photograph serves as an honest portrayal of what it depicts. David [...]

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Collector’s Choice: Featured Collector, Maria Cox

Jun

17

Written by Caitlyn Cooney, Curatorial Intern A collector’s passion for art is an integral part of their personality. It affects the way they view the world around them, the way they experience life, their relationships with people, and the decisions they make every day. For Maria Cox, art has been a part of her life [...]

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