American Art Collections Exhibits
a Subcategory of Representational Art (other): 20-21st Century
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An American Taste: The Rohman Collection was a 2011 exhibit at the Sheldon Museum of Art which says: " In summer 2005, the Rohman's were the first family to be honored with a named gallery at the Sheldon Museum of Art. But the Rohman's have also enriched the region's cultural heritage in less visible ways too numerous to count. An American Taste: The Rohman Collection pays tribute to their generosity to, and legacy at, the Sheldon, which has taken the form of a special, unparalleled, contribution: their art collection." Viewers may download the exhibition brochure. Accessed 1/17
As We See It: The Collection of Gail and Ernst von Metzsch is a 2016-17 exhibit at New Britain Museum of American Art, which says: "As long-time residents of Massachusetts, Gail and Ernst von Metzsch have consistently been drawn to local artists such as George Nick, Paul Rahilly, Janet Monafo, Steve Hawley, Ben Aronson, and Ed Stitt, among others, whose paintings reflect their daily lives, experiences, and environments. Today, the collection reflects a multitude of styles and subjects best described as "contemporary realism," and includes naturalistic landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and interiors, as well as colorful, evocative abstractions." Also see "New England Images Heavy Focus Of 'As We See It' At NBMAA" by Susan Dunne in Hartford Courant 10/30/16. Accessed 11/16
New England on Paper: Contemporary Art in the Boston Athenæum's Prints & Photographs Collection is a 2017 exhibit at the Boston Athenæum which says: "New England on Paper features a diverse selection of contemporary prints, drawings, and photographs by New England artists purchased by the Athenæum since the year 2000. These objects demonstrate a variety of artistic responses to the region's urban and rural society and culture. A broad range of media will be represented in the exhibition, from linocuts, lithographs, and white-line woodcuts to hand-toned silver gelatin prints and digital photographs." Also see the checklist and articles in the press. Accessed 5/17
The Paternal Suit: Heirlooms from the F. Scott Hess Family Foundation, an exhibit held August 24 - October 6, 2012 at the Halsey Institute. Includes press release and video. Accessed January, 2015.
Selections from the Mary and Michael J. Tatalovich Collection an exhibit held June 6 - August 5, 2012 at the Haggerty Museum of Art. Includes exhibit catalogue. Accessed August, 2015
This Is Your Art: The Legacy of Ellen Johnson is a 2017 exhibit at the Allen Memorial Art Museum which says: "For nearly 40 years, from 1939 until her retirement in 1977, Johnson championed modern and contemporary art at Oberlin, first as an art librarian, and later as a professor, unofficial curator, and prolific writer. Paying homage to Johnson's immense legacy, This Is Your Art will feature - in the gallery named for her - more than 50 paintings, sculptures, objects, and works on paper that found their way into the Allen's permanent collection through Johnson's prescience, intelligence, persistence, and generosity, as well as through the admiration and magnanimity she engendered in artists and patrons who knew her." Also see obituary at Legacy.com. Accessed 9/17
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