Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Art in Easton

Here in Easton, we are very proud of our Academy Art Museum. It may be small, but its collection is high quality. Plus, the downtown gallery often hosts one-of-a-kind exhibits, like those happening now. 

“From Bierstadt to Wyeth: American Landscapes from a Private Collection” is on display through July 13. The exhibition showcases the development of American landscape painting from the 19th to the 20th century. Many of these works have never been seen by the public, since they come from private hands. Among the well-known artists represented-- Albert Bierstadt, George Inness, Leon Kroll,, Childe Hassam, Eastman Johnson and N.C. Wyeth.
For art aficionados, there will be curator-led tours on May 28 and June 20.

Since the museum is small, there likely will be time to take in another exhibit. Check out “Wood Transformed: The Art of Vicco von Voss”. It's also on display through July 13 Von Voss was born in Germany. His art is informed by his grandfathers, one of whom was a forester and woodcarver, and the other an architect. The exhibition contains 20 new wood sculptures created in a free-form style. The use of innovative materials like bendable wood has allowed the artist to create shapes outside of the normal realm of woodworking.


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