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January 11, 2022

Museum Expansion: The Martha Wren Briggs Center for The Visual Arts

Learn more about the upcoming Martha Wren Briggs Center for The Visual Arts, the new home for the Muscarelle Museum of Art, through our new exhibition detailing the project in the Spigel Gallery. The presentation includes images, drawings, floor plans, and a model—all designed to give visitors a detailed glimpse of our future!
January 11, 2022
SISTER GERTRUDE MORGAN | American, 1900 – 1980 | And I Saw Another Angel | Paint and ink on card | © Artist’s Estate | Acquired with funds from the Board of Visitors Muscarelle Museum of Art Endowment | 2020.011

Spark of Imagination: The Spectrum of Creativity

Spark of Imagination celebrates the ingenuity of American self-trained artists and their individual impulses to create. Along with special loans, the exhibition will feature new acquisitions on view for the first time including works by Clementine Hunter, Helen LaFrance, Sister Gertrude Morgan, and Grandma Moses. Each of the artists represented showcase their own style and unique visual vocabulary that demonstrate an engaging spectrum of creativity.   Image Caption: SISTER GERTRUDE MORGAN | American, 1900 – 1980 | And I Saw Another Angel | Paint and ink on card | © Artist’s Estate | Acquired with funds from the Board of […]
January 11, 2022
LEONARD BASKIN (American, 1922 – 2000) | Self-portrait | Watercolor on cream wove paper | © artist or artist’s estate | Acquired with funds from the Board of Visitors Muscarelle Museum of Art Endowment | 2021.060

The Curatorial Project: Leonard Baskin

The Curatorial Project (ARTH 331) is part of a required practicum course for Art History majors. Charles Palermo, Professor of Art History, will be leading the class this spring. In this exhibition, students will select, research, document, and write scholarly and didactic texts for an exhibition from the Muscarelle’s growing collection of works of the important mid-century American artist Leonard Baskin. This exhibition will allow the student curators the rare opportunity to work closely with museum professionals and conduct hands-on research for the collection.   Image citation: LEONARD BASKIN (American, 1922 – 2000) | Self-portrait | Watercolor on cream wove […]
December 3, 2021
EDGAR DEGAS & AUGUST CLOT | Before the Race, circa 1895 | Color lithograph

Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist — Works on Paper by the Artist and His Circle

Works by Degas in this exhibition consist of drawings, prints, photographs, monotypes, one sculpture, and a letter, all from a single private collection. The collection endeavors to illuminate the background and personality of Edgar Degas the man, as well as to present his genius as an artist. The subject matter of these works by Degas is often quite personal. In addition to three rare self-portraits, the collection includes depictions of close family members, his loyal housekeeper Sabine Neyt, and multiple portraits of artists Édouard Manet and Mary Cassatt. Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist highlights the artist’s interests and individual methods […]