Vol. 39, Number 1
Sept 29-Oct 28:
Rochester Art Club
19th Century Dutch
Masters (to Nov 25)
Friday, September 28
Eight to ten o'clock
Coffee / sherry
Admission is by
Take two portrait heads separated in origin
by many centuries of time and by half a world
of distance, and place them side by side.
Striking similarities become immediately
apparent. And so do major differences.
Our new fall show opening the end of September,
"Contrasts/Comparisons," encourages fresh
perceptions by dislocating art objects from
their normal settings and placing them in unexpected groupings intended to emphasize both
their likenesses and their unlikenesses.
The exhibition traces subject matter such as
landscape, portraiture, and religious and
secular themes and explores different solutions to problems of line, form, color and
Drawn from all areas of our permanent collection, the show presents for new consideration
a number of pieces so familiar you may have
long since stopped thinking about them. It
also introduces many other objects you
probably never knew we had. We hope you will
be intrigued enough by the show's dramatic
visual impact to explore on your own the ideas
merely suggested and in so doing come to
appreciate the Gallery's collection in a way
you never did before.
This show goes on view at a Members' Opening
Friday evening, September 28, and runs
through October 28.
St. George and the Dragon. Left: C. Benati, 17th c. Italian,
Bertha Buswell Bequest. Right: William White, contemporary
American, given in memory of Giovanni Polizzi by his friends.
Mother and Child. Left: 17th c. Italian, Buswell
Bequest. Right: African, Ashanti, Gould Fund.
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester