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Contact: Christine Payton July 27, 2011
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
On view are two exhibitions drawn from the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum.

Over the past four decades the University's Art Museum has established a wonderful collection of American and European painting through the generous gifts from local patrons and alumni.

These exhibitions will highlight significant works in the collection and lesser known works. Selections from the museum’s collection of Modern and Contemporary art are also on view.

“ This is a opportunity for the visitors to see some of the treasures we hold in trust for the community” says Museum Director, Mark Tullos.

The exhibition of American and European Painting presents the work of John Casilear, Arthur Dove, John McCrady, Granville Perkins, Arthur Davies, Everett Shinn, Henry Hutchinson Shaw, Jules Charles Rozier, Henri Eugene Le Sidaner, Henri Manguin, Pierre August Renoir, Pierre Bonnard, Jean Dufy, Camille Corot, Adolphe J. T. Monticelli, Jean Joseph Vaudechamp, Julius Caesar Ibbetson, John Wesley Jarvis, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Sir Godfrey Kneller, Alessandro Varotari among others.

Modern and Contemporary art is a rapidly growing aspect of the museum's permanent collection. This exhibition features the work of artists with roots in Louisiana who have made significant contributions to the American Art scene in the 20th and 21st centuries.
The exhibition presents the work of Edward Pramuk, Margaret Evangeline, Robert Rauschenberg, William Moreland, Ida Kohlmeyer, Clyde Connell, John Hathorn, Lynda Dautreuil, Mark Grote, and new acquisitions by Cora Kelley Ward.

Also on view are selections from the permanent collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art. In celebration of their 100th anniversary, the New Orleans Museum of Art has organized a special exhibition which will travel to four museums throughout Louisiana.

Consisting of 30 of the finest American paintings in NOMA's collection, Copley to Warhol briefly surveys the development of American painting, beginning with portraits by Colonial masters John Singleton Copley and Charles Willson Peale and turning to the rise of the landscape tradition with Asher B. Durand, George Inness, and Louisiana artists Richard Clague and Joseph R. Meeker.

The exhibition then showcases nineteenth-century artists who pursued their careers in Europe, such as John Singer Sargent and Mary Cassatt; moves into the twentieth century with early modernists including Marsden Hartley and Georgia O'Keeffe; and concludes with the triumph of American painting following World War II with abstract expressionism and Pop Art.

Among other masters included are Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully, Frederick Frieseke, Robert Henri, Lee Krasner, Larry Rivers, and James Rosenquist. The exhibitions will be on view through September 17.

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Document last revised Wednesday, July 27, 2011 11:44 AM

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