National Academy Museum in NYC to Reopen in September with Exhibitions of Masters of American Art

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NEW YORK, NY.- One-hundred years in the making, Will Barnet at 100 – the artist’s first New York museum retrospective – will open at the National Academy Museum on September 16, 2011 and continue through December 31. Barnet has work in virtually every major museum in the United States, and his figurative and abstract paintings and prints continue to advance the fine arts. During a career that has spanned over 80 years, Barnet has been a printer for major artists, including Louise Bourgeois, a teacher of Eva Hesse, James Rosenquist, and Tom Wesselmann, and he remains a colleague and source of inspiration to hundreds of artists, curators, and collectors. A member of the National Academy since 1982, Barnet lives in New York City and celebrated his 100th birthday on May 25, 2011. Will Barnet at 100 will include 43 paintings and prints that range in date from 1935 – five years after he moved from Beverl