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An etching of hand tools

Collection Spotlight: Jim Dine

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Jim Dine (American, born 1935) Dartmouth Still Life, 1974–76 Edition: 30; artist’s proof Etching with hand coloring in crayon Museum purchaseBy Dennis Harper, curator of collections and exhibitions A native...
Landscape of a fishing village

Collection Spotlight: Sol Wilson

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Sol Wilson (American, born in Polish Russia, 1896–1974) Untitled (fishing village) Gouache or casein on paper Museum purchase with funds provided by the 1072 Society, 2012, in memory of Mrs....

Collection Spotlight: Blanche Lazzell

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Blanche Lazzell American Landscape, Woodstock Ca. 1917 Oil on canvas Museum purchase with funds provided by Gerald and Emily LeischuckBy Dennis Harper, curator of collections and exhibitions Blanche Lazzell is...

Collection Spotlight: Albert Fitch Bellows

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Albert Fitch Bellows (American, 1829–1883) Down to the Brook, 1862 13 x 21 ¼ inches Oil on canvas Museum purchase with funds provided by the 1072 Society, 2010 By Dennis...
Etching and aquatint of people walking on a cold day

Collection Spotlight: Eugen Kirchner

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Eugen Kirchner (German, 1865–1938) November, 1896 Etching and aquatint on wove paper Published in Pan, volume II, no. 3 12 1/8 x 7 ½ inches Museum purchase with funds provided...

Collection Spotlight: Judy Pfaff

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Judy Pfaff (American, born in England, 1946) Untitled (target, garden, lily pad), 2000 Photogravure, etching, lithograph, chine collé, hand-applied dye, applied leaves Edition: 30 Museum purchase with funds provided by...
Angle of Curvae in Curvae sculpture detail

Collection Spotlight: Beverly Pepper

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Beverly Pepper Curvae in Curvae, 2011–12 Cor-Ten steel Edition: 4/6 15 ¾ x 17 3/8 x 11 inches Museum purchase with funds provided by the 1072 Society, 2014By Dennis Harper,...
A group of men bring more tree sections to a large landing.

Collection Spotlight: Clare Leighton

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Clare Leighton (American, born in England, 1898–1989) Canadian Lumber Camp Series: Cutting, Limbing, Loading, Landing, Resting, Breaking Camp, 1931 Edition: 100 Wood engraving Museum purchase with funds provided by the...
Print of Time Square at Night

Collection Spotlight: Yvonne Jacquette

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Yvonne Jacquette (American, born 1934) Motion Picture (Times Square), 1989–90 Edition: 60 Lithograph and screenprint Museum purchase with funds provided by the 1072 Society, 2011 Whether seated in a Cessna...
Print depicting a scene of a revolt

Collection Spotlight: Käthe Schmidt Kollwitz

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Käthe Schmidt Kollwitz (German, 1867–1945) Losbruch (Uprising, also known as Outbreak), 1902–03 Etching on copperplate paper Plate 5 from the cycle Bauernkrieg (Peasant War) State XII published by von der...
Artwork depicting life in a Mexican village.

Collection Spotlight: Mabel Hewit

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Mabel A. Hewit (American, 1903–1987) Village Well, 1955 Color woodcut with corresponding woodcut block Museum purchase Mabel Hewit’s Cubist-inspired depiction of life in a Mexican village was created through a...

Collection Spotlight: William Christenberry (1936 – 2016)

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In this collection spotlight, JCSM remembers artist William Christenberry (1936 - 2016). William Christenberry was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1936—coincidentally, the same year that photographer Walker Evans and writer...

Spotlight: Matt Moulthrop, Auburn Oak Bowl

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   Auburn Oak Bowl Matt Moulthrop represents his family’s third generation to excel in the art of fine woodturning. Benefitting from the experience of both his father Philip and grandfather...
A sculpture made of shoes that resembles a woman's form

Spotlight: Willie Cole, Downtown Goddess

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   Downtown Goddess Willie Cole has achieved international recognition for his multimedia sculptural assemblages, paintings and drawings created with iron scorch marks, and a large body of prints. Cole repurposes...

Spotlight: Roger Shimomura, American Guardian

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Focus on the Permanent Collection By Dennis Harper, curator of collections and exhibitions A third-generation Japanese American, Roger Shimomura was born in Seattle, Washington and has resided in Kansas since 1969...

2016 Recent Acquisitions

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Roger Brown (American, 1941–1997) Galvanized Temple, 1985 Galvanized steel 40 ¼ x 38 ¼ x 53 ½ inches Gift of Greg Brown 2015.22 John Himmelfarb (American, b. 1946) Modern Burden,...

Spotlight: George Luks, Tenements

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George Luks wandered the streets of Manhattan in search of subject material for his art. He chronicled the immigrant neighborhoods of the Lower East Side, which had received attention in…

Last Flag #4

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Wednesday, Governor Robert Bentley had the Confederate flags in Montgomery taken down. The removal, and similar debates in other states comes in the wake of a horrific act in Charleston…

Spotlight: Edvard Munch, The Dead Mother and Her Child, 1901

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Edvard Munch, who lived from 1863–1944, is renowned for his haunting imagery that speaks to universal emotions   and experiences. Love, jealousy, separation, and death are among the motifs he…