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SU’s Lore Degenstein Gallery Opens 2008 Season

Jan. 22, 2008

SELINSGROVE, (Pa.) – The Lore Degenstein Gallery at Susquehanna University has opened its winter exhibition, “The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper.” The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, runs through March 8.

The Harman and Harriet Kelly Collection is one of the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibitions of African American art. The 69 works in the exhibition include drawings, etchings, lithographs, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, gouaches, linoleum and color screen prints.

The majority of the works in this exhibition were produced during the 1930s and 1940s, a period that gave birth to a school of African American regionalism and black consciousness.

The artwork portrays African American subjects in rural and urban settings with an emphasis on family themes and a strong representation of the Depression era.

The exhibition also includes pieces representing politically motivated African American art from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and early 1970s.

The Lore Degenstein Gallery brings art exhibitions to Susquehanna University and its surrounding communities through continued support from the Charles B. Degenstein endowment and Susquehanna University. The wheelchair-accessible gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Sunday and is closed during university recesses.

Contact: Gerald Cohen
570-372-4119

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