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April 20, 2005

MEDIA CONTACT: 
Matt Lindsay: (202) 994-1423; mlindsay@gwu.edu
UNIVERSITY ART GALLERIES:
(202) 994-1525

GW's LUTHER W. BRADY ART GALLERY TO HOST 18th BIENNIAL EXHIBITION FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF WASHINGTON PRINT CLUB MEMBERS
MAY 12 - JUNE 3

EVENT: 

The George Washington University's Luther W. Brady Art Gallery and the Washington Print Club present Intimate Treasures, featuring works from the collections of Print Club members.

WHEN: 

Exhibition Dates: May 12 - June 3, 2005
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Extended Hours: Saturday, May 21, noon - 4 p.m., with a walk-through of the exhibition from 1 - 2 p.m.

WHERE: 

The George Washington University
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
Media and Public Affairs Building, 2nd Floor, 805 21st St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. (Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro, Blue and Orange lines)

COST:  

Free and open to the public

BACKGROUND:

This year's biennial exhibition, the 18th from the collections of members of the Washington Print Club, presents small works of art on paper that are visually arresting and technically adept at evoking a universal theme within a small format. The approximately 60 prints on display will include works by old masters and contemporary artists. The exhibition features prints by John Sloan, Rockwell Kent, and James Abbott McNeil Whistler, along with prints by lesser known artists such as Hans Sebald Beham, Clinton Adams, and Elizabeth Catlett. Often the joy of collecting prints is in the "hunt." There is a pristine Whistler print in the show that had an unusual provenance...it was discovered at a flea market amidst a box of frames. 

All of these works are drawings or original prints that the artist was involved in making, as opposed to photographic and mechanical reproductions.  While most of the works in the show are by major American and European artists, a few of the gems are by artists who resided in Washington, such as Prentiss Taylor, Jacob Kainen, Lou Stovall, and Charles Ritchie.

The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, which opened in March 2001, is the professional showcase for art at GW. Luther W. Brady (B.A. '46, M.D. '48), the gallery's namesake and benefactor, is a world-renowned oncologist who earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at GW. He also received the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts from GW in May 2004 and has served as a member of the University's Board of Trustees.

For more information on Intimate Treasures, please call GW's University Art Galleries at (202) 994-1525.
For further information about joining the Washington Print Club, call (301) 460-3064. 
For more news about GW, visit the GW News Center at
www.gwnewscenter.org.

-GW-

 

 

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