Tuesday, September 27, 2011

More Kress Project Entries

As of this morning, we've hit 40 entries in the Kress Project. Mary Padgelek sent in a whole series of Madonna paintings (see above for one example), and we finally got our first audio entry, "Awake to the Terror," by Brian Connell. Browse through the entries so far and get inspired.

Unfortunately for our in-person visitors, our Paolo Schiavo is traveling to the Allentown Art Museum, which is about to reopen following its own major renovation and expansion. The Schiavo will be featured in an exhibition titled “Shared Treasure: The Legacy of Samuel H. Kress,” on view October 16, 2011 – January 15, 2012. Kress grew up in Cherryville, very near Allentown, and made one of his largest gifts to that museum. The exhibition will feature 40 key selections from its permanent collection as well as 30 additional works on loan from Kress Collections around the country. The Allentown Art Museum will reciprocate with a loan from its Kress Collection. If you're looking to get inspired by that painting specifically, you can still download a high-resolution image from the Kress Project site, or if you happen to be in the Allentown area, please visit it there.

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