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Columbus Museum Announces Latest Additions to Its Collection

COLUMBUS, GA.- The Columbus Museum announced the latest additions to its permanent collection with the following recent art and history acquisitions. In November, members of the Collections Committee traveled to New York to meet with art dealers and view potential acquisitions for the collection. After reviewing a list of possible works at their meeting in December, a number of works were sent down for the committee’s examination in January. As a result, the committee chose to acquire several pieces by important American artists, including William Sidney Mount, Joseph Stella, and Jack Levine. Genre-painter William Sidney Mount was one of the most important American artists of the 19th century. His everyday subject matter and meticulously realistic style was popular with the American public during the era of Jacksonian democracy. This beautiful sketch of a little girl playing in the grass was painted in 1864. It

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Most Comprehensive Presentation of the Work of Thornton Dial to Premiere at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

INDIANAPOLIS, IN.- The most extensive presentation ever mounted of Thornton Dial’s painting and sculpture will premiere at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, on view from February 27, 2011 to May 15, 2011. Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial will highlight the artist’s significant contribution to the field of American art and show how Dial’s work speaks to the most pressing issues of our time—including the War in Iraq, 9/11, and social issues like racism and homelessness. The exhibition will present over 75 of Dial’s large-scale paintings, drawings and found-object sculptures spanning twenty years of his artistic career—including 25 works on view for the first time. Thornton Dial’s work draws inspiration from the rich symbolic world of the black rural South. With no formal art education, Dial developed a truly distinctive and original style that was born out of decades of struggle as a workin

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Indianapolis Museum of Art Commissions Heather Rowe for Installation Series

INDIANAPOLIS, IN.- The Indianapolis Museum of Art today announced that New York-based artist Heather Rowe will create the next site-specific installation in its Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion series. Rowe’s newly commissioned sculpture, which will incorporate found objects sourced by architectural remnant shops in Indianapolis, will be on view in the IMA’s main entrance pavilion from February 19 to August 1, 2010. Rowe will create a new installation that responds directly to the distinctive configuration