Adelphi to host revolving art exhibit

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A revolving exhibit?  Yes! Here and Gone: Excerpts from the University Art Collection will be exhibiting gems from the Adelphi University Art Collection. Be sure to come often, as a new succession of treasures will be on view each week. The works will be on view in the Performing Arts Center second floor gallery through Dec. 23..  

A curator’s talk will be held on Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. in the gallery.  All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

The Exhibitions Program and the University Art Collection are excited to present Here and Gone which will feature more than 100 selections of works from each of the various collections: prints, paintings, photographs, musical instruments, African implements, sculpture, ceramics and drawings. 

The illustrations of the infamous Albert Dorne, the dramatic painter Joseph Cummings Chase, and the inimitable figure drawings by Calvin Albert, along with the photographs by Robin Bowman, the prints of Audrey Flack, Red Grooms, Risaburo Kimura and Richard Lindner will be among the pieces on display.

A myriad of media will be featured including drawings by Julian Levi and Kuniyoshi, sculptures by Nathaniel Kaz, Robert Cronbach and Charles Morrongiello, and the figurative ceramic sculptures of Evelyn Wilson. African ceremonial implements and sculpture from the Frederick and Claire Mebel collection will also be featured as well as musical instruments from our Stoelzer Collection. 

The prints, paintings and drawings by Department of Art and Art History faculty Richard Vaux, Harry Clayton Davies, Peter Jennerjahn, Milton Goldstein and Robert Cronbach along with alumni Melissa Berrios, Alexandra Diana, Jacqueline Laurita amongst many others will also be highlighted.

In collaboration with the exhibit, students from the undergraduate and graduate Creative Writing Program will be composing written master works relating to the art on view. The works will be collected under the title Ekphrasis, which is defined as a literary description of or commentary on a visual work of art. To view these collaborative compositions, please visit villageofcrickets.org or art-galleries.adelphi.edu.  

The Performing Arts Center Gallery is open daily, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. To learn more about the artists and view glimpses of the exhibition, please visit art-galleries.adelphi.edu. Like us on our ‘Adelphi University Galleries’ Facebook page or find us on Twitter: @AUGalleries.

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