'Copley to Cassatt' at DeVos Museum

The DeVos Art Museum recently unveiled a new exhibit titled “Copley to Cassatt: American Paintings from the Detroit Institute of Arts.”

The collection chronicles American painting from Colonial times to the early 20th century. It features such noted artists as John Singleton Copley, James McNeil Whistler, George Inness, Winslow Homer, Robert Henri and Mary Cassatt (whose oil on canvas titled "In the Garden" is pictured). The exhibition is the largest loan ever of 18th, 19th and early-20th century American paintings to come to the DeVos Art Museum from the collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

“It is made possible by the renovation and expansion project now under way at the DIA, as the building program has required the closure of galleries and restricted storage spaces,” said Wayne Francis (Art and Design). “The paintings selected are works that are customarily installed in the DIA's American galleries. This unique circumstance will benefit the people of the Upper Peninsula who may not ordinarily be able to view the paintings in Detroit.”

The art museum's fifth annual “Valentine Soiree” will be held in conjunction with the exhibit. It is scheduled from 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. The event, which serves as a fundraiser for the museum, will feature live jazz music from the Dave Ziegner quartet, along with wine and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $30 per person and are available at the Art and Design office. They will also be available at the door.

"Copley to Cassatt" runs through March 3. It is presented by the DeVos Art Museum in cooperation with the Detroit Institute of Arts, with assistance from the Dennos Museum Center and support from the John and June Jamrich Endowment for the Arts.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  Admission is free.  For more information, call ext. 2194.


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