Oct. 20, 2014. The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum’s latest exhibition, Selections from the Collection, will open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 25, in the downstairs galleries. Viewers will be able to take in more than 100 selected paintings, drawings, prints, glass, ceramic and mixed media pieces from BRAHM’s Permanent Collection.
The exhibition will be on view from Oct. 25-April 5, 2015. A reception celebrating the exhibit will be held during the Museum’s Holiday Open House on Nov. 29 from 2-4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
“We’re proud to have an exhibition highlighting selections from our Permanent Collection,” said Diana Loughlin, Exhibitions and Collections Coordinator.
“This will be the first time many of these works have been on public display since their arrival to the museum. From our first acquisition to our most recent gifts, we are so excited to share these treasures with our community.”
Since its first work of art was acquired in 2002, the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum has added works by many artists, historic and contemporary, to its growing Permanent Collection. The exhibition will include works on view by Elliott Daingerfield, Philip Moose, Andrew Wyeth, Philip Leslie Hale, Walter Schofield, William Charles Anthony Frerichs, Herb Cohen, Everett Shinn, Jose Fumero and many others. The exhibition will also feature 25 etchings of North Carolina landmarks by Louis Orr.
Many of the represented artsits found inspiration amongst the hills of our local region, while others crafted work representing stories of beauty, belief, place and people across the rest of the state and country. These selections possess commonalities found in the details on the surface of each painting, reflections in the glass, and line work in the drawings, yet they also tell stories all their own.
General admission to the musuem is $9 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 and up, students and active military. The Museum, located at 159 Chestnut Street on the corner of Chestnut and Main, is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays. The museum is closed on Mondays.
The mission of the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum is to promote the visual arts, history and heritage of the mountains through educational programs, exhibitions and significant permanent collections.
For more information, visit www.BlowingRockMuseum.org or call 828-295-9099.
Photos courtesy of the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum