Celebrating a Decade of Collections Stewardship
The tenth annual 1072 Society Exhibition includes seven important examples of American Modernism from the mid-twentieth century on loan from New York-based galleries. Each of the seven works is under consideration for purchase by the museum.
In preparation for the exhibition, Dennis Harper, curator of collections and exhibitions, identified available works that complement those included in the museum’s historic Advancing American Art collection, acquired by the university (then Alabama Polytechnic Institute) through public auction in 1948.
“Each of these remarkable artists explored at the forefront of modern art at the same time as Arthur Dove, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, and many others represented in our Advancing American Art collection.”
This year’s potential acquisitions include examples of American modernism by Charles Howard, Loren MacIver, and George L. K. Morris. A work on paper by Ralston Crawford, part of the original Advancing American Art assemblage, will be exhibited as well.
Notable acquisitions made by the museum throughout the last decade are also included in the exhibition, further demonstrating the depth of the museum’s permanent collection and the impact made by loyal donors.
In addition to providing the museum with new and significant works to exhibit, enhanced collections present valuable research opportunities for university students
JCSM is a charitable nonprofit committed to lifelong learning and community enrichment. Gifts to the 1072 Society begin at $1,072. To make a donation, contact Cindy Cox, membership officer, at 334-844-3005 or visit AuburnGiving.org/1072.