January 30, 2012
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The Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center presents its latest exhibition, "Modern Is," with an opening reception, Thursday, Feb. 2, 6 - 8 p.m. at Saint Anselm College.
The exhibition features work from the permanent collection that explores the notion of the "modern" in visual arts. It includes work from Henri Matisse, Alexander Calder and Raphael Soyer. The exhibit will be available at the Chapel Art Center February 3 - March 10.*
"Modern Is" encourages the viewer to question how this idea is communicated aesthetically and conceptually in this grouping of works. Including examples from the late 19th century up through the early 21st century, "Modern Is" presents the opportunity for visitors to draw their own conclusions on what is modern about this grouping of paintings, drawings, and prints.
In addition, the exhibit features a discussion with fine arts professor, Katherine Hoffman, Ph.D. on photographer Alfred Stieglitz entitled, "Through the Lens: Alfred Stieglitz and His Fight for the Role of Photography as a Fine Art" on Thurs., Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. The Gleason-Brown Sextet will perform "From Django to Brubeck: Revolutionary/Evolutionary Jazz in the Twentieth Century" in the gallery on Sat., March 10 at 6 p.m.
For additional information please visit, www.anselm.edu/chapelart.
*The Chapel Art Center is closed Feb. 25 - March 4, 2012 for spring recess.
Hans Erni (b.1909), L'Arlequin, undated, Colored Lithograph
Permanent Collection, Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center, Saint Anselm College