New on View: Recent Additions to the Hunter Museum's Permanent Collection

NOV 25TH 2011 - JAN 1ST, 2012

The Hunter Museum is constantly acquiring new work for its permanent collection through donations and purchases, and the New on View exhibition will focus on a number of the newest pieces to enter the collection in the last four years.

Because the Hunter collects a broad spectrum of American Art, from the 1800s to present day, there will be a variety of works ranging from traditional to more contemporary. The exhibition will include painting, prints, sculpture, glass and mixed media.

Some of the Museum’s recently acquired pieces have never before been on view. These include outsider artist Thornton Dial’s, The Birds that Didn’t Learn to Fly (Blue Skies). Dial uses all matter of found objects, paint and wood in his paintings. In the past year, the Hunter has also focused more on contemporary photography, acquiring works by artists Sally Mann, Jeffrey Wolin and Mark Steinmetz.

Works in the permanent collection galleries rotate often, so this exhibition gives Hunter visitors a chance to look back at a period of time and see how the collection has grown, changed and diversified.

Exhibition sponsored by: Barnett & Company Investment Counsel

Thornton Dial, The Birds That Didn’t Learn to Fly (Blue Skies), 2007, 2010.8