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Current Exhibitions

Selections from the Permanent Collection 1950 to the Present

Friday, April 08, 2022 - Sunday, September 24, 2023

Selections from the Permanent Collection 1950 to the Present focuses on the Museum’s holdings dating from the last 70 years, in particular gifts from Martha Randolph Daura; Ray Kass and Jerrie Pike and the Mountain Lake Workshop and Symposium; and Edwin A. and Lois B. Sieveking. Artists on view include John Cage, Pierre Daura, Howard Finster, Dorothy Gillespie, Chrystella Meador, and Hunt Slonem, among others.

This exhibition is on view September 24, 2021-September 24, 2023 in the American Art Gallery and the Peggy Macdowell Thomas, Susan Macdowell Eakins, and Thomas Eakins Gallery.

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Ray Kass (American, born 1944), Wilson Creek Poyptych, 1991, Watercolor on rag paper with beeswax/methylcellulose coating, mounted on canvas, Taubman Museum of Art, Gift from the Collection of Ruth and Richard Shack, 1995.006

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Pierre Daura (American, born Spain, 1896-1976), Fruit (detail), 1955-74, Watercolor on paper, Taubman Museum of Art; Gift of Martha Randolph Daura, 2003.040

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Dorothy Gillespie (American, 1920-2012), Autumn Clouds (detail), 1962, Oil on canvas, Collection of the Taubman Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. Edwin C. Woods, 1986.066

Pierre Daura (American, born Spain, 1896-1976), Fruit (detail), 1955-74, Watercolor on paper, Taubman Museum of Art; Gift of Martha Randolph Daura, 2003.040

John Cage (American, 1912-1992), Not Wanting To Say Anything About Marcel Plexigram II, 1969; silkscreened Plexiglas mounted in walnut base, 14 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. Purchased with funds from the Cherry Hill Endowment. 2006.005.001a‑i, .002

Ray Kass (American, born 1944), Wilson Creek Poyptych, 1991, Watercolor on rag paper with beeswax/methylcellulose coating, mounted on canvas, Taubman Museum of Art, Gift from the Collection of Ruth and Richard Shack, 1995.006

Chrystella Meador (American, 1921-2001), Blue Vista (detail), 1979, Acrylic on canvas, Taubman Museum of Art, Purchase Award from the Salon, Ltd. from 1979 Sidewalk Art Show, 1980.002

Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001), Chief Beautician, May 4-6, 1985 (detail), 1985, House and other paint, Taubman Museum of Art; Gift of Ray Kass, The Mountain Lake Symposium and the Virginia Tech Art Department, 1986.047