Modern. Crisp. Elegant. Daring. These words sum up Hugh Latta’s interior design and collecting aesthetic, which he shares with Auburn—as both a former adjunct professor of design and museum donor. The Inward Eye features 21 recent gifts, exhibited collectively for the first time since Latta donated the works plus loans from his private collection.
The exhibition title, The Inward Eye, references the visionary writings of poet William Blake and is the inspiration for a series of prints by American painter Richard Anuszkiewicz. Curator Dennis Harper describes Anuszkiewicz as a leading member of the art movement known as op art. Through Anuszkiewiz’s work, alongside contemporary master Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Nevelson, Karl Gerstner and Herbert Creecy, visitors are invited to explore abstract expressionism, op art and pop art genres.