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New Art Exhibit Features College's Collection

March 09, 2015

Laurie Morrissey
Communications and Marketing
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Charles Curtis AllenOn March 13, the Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center opens the third and final installation in its year-long exhibition honoring the 125th anniversary of Saint Anselm College's founding.

The final phase of "Reverie: Realizing a Collection" features a special grouping of women modernists from the 20th century, as well as contemporary works.

"It is an exciting group of works focusing the modern and contemporary side of the collection," says Fr. Iain MacLellan, O.S.B., director of the center.

Each installation has drawn from a specific aspect of the permanent collection, he says. The first installation in the sequential exhibition focused on historical works. The second highlighted artworks from the Studio of Christian Art, which existed at the college from 1893-1942.

The installations are designed to celebrate the college's long tradition of creating, collecting, and displaying artwork for the college community as well as for visitors from throughout New England.

An opening reception will be held Thursday, March 12 from 6-8 p.m. "Reverie: Realizing a Collection" will be on view until April 30. A curator's gallery talk is scheduled for Thursday, March 19 at 5:30 p.m.

Lectures and concerts take place throughout the year. Information regarding programs, events, and gallery hours appears on the Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center website.

Image: "Rustic View" by Charles Curtis Allen, mid-twentieth Century, oil on board. Permanent Collection, Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center.

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