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This exhibition features some never-before-seen works by Thomas Merton and Robert Lax, devoted friends and world renowned writers.
The two met in 1935 at Columbia University, where they wrote for the student humor magazine. Lax, an Olean native, brought Merton to his family's cottage outside Olean, where they spent the summers of 1939 and 1940. After graduating from Columbia, Merton taught English at St. Bonaventure (1940-1941), while Lax went to work for the New Yorker magazine.
Pierre Eugene Cambier (1914-2000) worked almost exclusively in watercolor. His work was first exhibited at the Salon des Independents in Paris in 1948, and was included annually in the Salon d'Automne exhibitions between 1953 and 1960. He was represented by galleries in Paris, London and Amsterdam. Cambier taught drawing and painting to budding artists in Paris until his death in 2000.
This exhibition features examples of mid-20th century non-figurative works collected by F. Donald Kenney during his lifetime including pieces from both the Abstract Expressionism (American influences) or Art Informel (Western-European Influences) movements, along with their sub-genres of Action, Field Color, Tachisme and Automatism.
Art: Gustave Singier's "Voyageur," 1954
Dr. Chisato Dubreuil associate professor of art history at St. Bonaventure, is curator of this exhibition featuring all types of kimono.
High School (9-12) Exhibition
March 15 — April 19, 2017
Middle (6-8) Exhibition
No longer on view
Elementary (K-5) Exhibition
No longer on view
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Scenes of Paris by artist Pierre Eugene Cambier (French 1914-2000) are on exhibition through April 4, 2017, in the Front gallery, first floor of the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. The works are on display as part of the F. Donald Kenney print collection, of the University Art Collection.
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Each work in this exhibition was selected as an example of the dramatic shift in creation, presentation and appreciation of art of the 20th century and highlights some of the aspects that led to Abstraction becoming somewhat synonymous with Modern Art.
AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN PAINTINGS
Dresser Foundation Gallery
Marianne Letro Laine Gallery
20th & 21st CENTURY ART
Winifred Shortell Kenney Gallery
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday:
Noon - 4 p.m.
Thomas Merton (1915 – 1968) was a Catholic writer, theologian and mystic. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion. He wrote more than 70 books, mostly on spirituality, social justice and pacifism, as well as scores of essays and reviews. His bestselling autobiography, "The Seven Storey Mountain (1948)," was selected by National Review as one of the 100 best non-fiction books of the 20th century.
Robert Lax (1915 — 2000) taught English at the University of North Carolina, then set off to find a simpler life. He wrote for The New Yorker, was poetry editor at Time magazine, had a stint as a Hollywood scriptwriter, and even traveled with a circus as a juggler. He would eventually land on the Greek island of Patmos, living out the rest of his life writing poetry as he sought a life of simplicity, humility and grace.
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