Collects' opens at Bayly
from more than 60 private collections in the Charlottesville area,
this major exhibition features approximately 170 works, representing
a range of media, time periods and cultures.
Bay Window," an oil on canvas by Frederick Carl Frieseke.
Collection of Robert and Ruth Cross
view through Nov. 5, "Charlottesville Collects" includes
paintings by American artists Milton Avery, Albert Bierstadt and
Rembrandt Peale, and by European artists Eugene Boudin, Fran C.
Cowper and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes. Contemporary artists such
as Sol LewWitt, Sally Mann, Dennis Oppenheim, Pat Stier and Jasper
Johns are also represented. In addition, the exhibition offers
rare Old Master prints by Durer, Rembrandt and Golzius, modern
and contemporary prints, photographs, sculpture, glass and ceramics,
and fine examples of Asian and African art.
"Charlottesville Collects" is sponsored by the Bayly
Art Museum Volunteer Board. Its members, the museum director
and curators and area collectors visited numerous private homes
over the past year to select the pieces. Early on, it was determined
that a separate exhibition of folk art would be organized at a
later date. It was also decided that for space considerations,
decorative arts would not be featured at this time.
museum will host a public panel discussion on "Collecting
and Connoisseurship" on Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m.