The Art of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions

Through February 2015

Featuring an array of mediums, sizes, and styles from realistic portraits to loosely sketched figures and abstract shapes and forms, these works created over a span of sixty years further the Woodson Art Museum’s Collections Goal: to set the standard for art of the avian world. Artworks by these twentieth-century artists, Jim Dine, Milton Avery, Charley Harper, David Bates, Joseph Stella, Neil Welliver, and others have been added to the collection during the past two years.

Exhibition Highlights

Milton Avery, 3 A.M., 1958, oil on canvas board
David Bates, Chicken, 1985, pastel on black paper
Jim Dine, Great Horned Owl (17/17), 2000, etching, drypoint, photogravure, and hand-coloring on paper
Janet Tarjan Erl, Basking in Autumn Light, 1995, watercolor and gouache on paper
Charley Harper, Condominimum, 2003, acrylic on canvas
Timothy David Mayhew, Frontal Study of Two Chukars on a Branch, 2012, natural red and white chalk on handmade cotton rag gray wove paper
Roger Tory Peterson, Arctic Glow, 1983, acrylic on hardboard
Arthur B. Singer, Great Blue Heron, 1980, watercolor on paper
Arthur B. Singer, House Sparrows, ca. 1970, gouache on illustration board
Neil Welliver, Wood Duck (AP/8), 1984, hand-colored etching on Arches cover paper

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