08/30/2019 - 02/06/2020
A significant art gift was donated by Ann Harithas in 1985 including 34 works of art to the art museum’s permanent collection. This exhibition, Imaginings, is selected from the larger gift that includes some of the most recognized artists in the field of abstraction and Abstract Expressionism, Op Art, surrealistic art, photo-derived printmaking, and explorations in color and form creating a dynamism throughout this presentation. When we look to some of the masters of these imaginative areas in art, we can find some of the greats whose works on paper include Lee Krasner (American, 1908-1984) , Paul Jenkins (American, 1923-2012) , Victor Vasarely (Hungarian-French 1906-1997), Robert Goodnough (American 1917-2010) and Gene Davis (American, 1920-1985). It is through many gifts from art collectors and artists that much of the art museum’s permanent collection began. That has continued over the decades and continues to contribute to a growing collection with roots in those artists who are most times American, and in other cases are from other regions, and yet ended up right here because of these generous gifts.