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Tag Archives: artist

Collectors’ Choice: Featured Collector, Jennifer Johnson Duke

Sep

02

Written by Caitlyn Cooney, Curatorial Intern Why is art so valuable? What makes collectors want to collect? What makes artists want to create? These are matters of opinion, surely, but for each collector featured in Collectors’ Choice, these answers play a significant role to their decisions. The amazement felt when viewing objects so beautifully handmade, [...]

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Collectors’ Choice: Featured Collectors, David and Elaine Strickland

Aug

19

Written by Caitlyn Cooney, Curatorial Intern One of the best approaches to understanding historical events and time periods is to study the art from it. Art, through time, does not only stand as an object from a different era or a depiction of what the artistic tastes were at the time, but also collects a [...]

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Collectors’ Choice: Featured Collectors – Mary Jane and Jack Uible

Aug

12

Written by Caitlyn Cooney, Curatorial Intern For collectors, art is a part of their everyday lives. They are surrounded by it in their homes and offices, at social events, museum fundraisers, and even in their personal lives. For many of those featured within Collectors’ Choice, their collection has become a part of their living spaces [...]

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Collectors’ Choice: Featured Collectors – Charles and Elli Zimmerman

Aug

05

Written by Caitlyn Cooney, Curatorial Intern   Fashion photography is considered the middle ground between high art and advertising, the bourgeoisie and pop culture. Some of the most prolific fashion photographers have produced work in the last century that changed the way we looked at photography and editorial fashion. Charles and Elli Zimmerman are fortunate [...]

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Collectors’ Choice: Featured Collectors, Robert and Thelma Nied

Jul

29

Written by Caitlyn Cooney, Curatorial Intern The personal connection between a collector and their artworks, be it a marker of a significant memory, a part of their relationships with people, or a reminder of their cultural history, is not only necessary, but serves as the core motivation for their collecting. For collectors Robert and Thelma [...]

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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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