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Mixed Menu: Selected Acquisitions Since 2005
August 8, 2008 - September 21, 2008
Halford Gallery
Lively juxtapositions abound among the many objects that have been added to the collections from the time that the Museum closed for renovation in the spring of 2005 through the reopening in October 2007.  On view will be a diverse assortment of paintings, photographs, prints, and objects, ranging from a fifteenth-century Messenger Box to a twenty-first-century porcelain self-portrait sculpture of contemporary artist Kiki Smith as Alice in Wonderland.  Other paintings include a seventeenth-century study of St. Mark the Evangelist and two engaging early-American pastel portraits of a husband and wife.  Artists represented by prints include Rembrandt, Canaletto, Nanteuil, and Kathe Kollwitz, while photography ranges from early-twentieth-century mug shots to Sebastiao Salgado’s searing study of laborers scaling a gold mine in Brazil.