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The Transylvania University Collection

September 12-October 10, 2008
Lexington Gallery Hop: Friday, September 19

Curated by Estill Curtis Pennington, considered by some to be Kentucky’s resident expert on the fine arts of Kentucky, this premier exhibition features early historic portraits, as well as academic, pastoral, and early modern artwork. According to Mr. Pennington, "The collection of Transylvania University is distinctive as a repository for many early Kentucky portraits which might otherwise have been lost.  But the University also owns later work, like those of Sudduth Goff and Robert Burns Wilson that are clear indicators of the climate of taste at various times in the Bluegrass.  All of the works in the collection help illuminate the role Transylvania has played in shaping the intellectual history of the Commonwealth."

Don't miss Making A Kentucky Master: Gilbert Stuart and Matthew H. Jouett Symposium, Walking Tour, and Reception scheduled for Saturday, October 4, 2008, 3-5 p.m.

Guest lecturers are Dr. Ellen G. Miles, Head Curator of Painting and Sculpture for the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution and Estill Curtis Pennington, curator, author, and fine arts consultant.

This event is free and open to the public, although reservations are suggested. Click on Andrea Fisher's email below, in red, to make a reservation. Making a Kentucky Master begins in Transylvania's Cowgill Building (room 102), tours through near-by historic Gratz Park,  and concludes with a reception in the Morlan Gallery.

  • mother and baby
  • canoe on lake
  • chocolate pot
  • conneticut prison

For more information contact Andrea Fisher, director of the Morlan Gallery
300 North Broadway Lexington, KY 40508 USA (859) 233-8142

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