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Asheville Art Museum to Showcase Permanent Collection

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Asheville Art Museum will highlight 60 works drawn from its permanent collection on Saturday, September 12, 2009 – Sunday, February 14, 2010. The exhibition will provide an overview of the collection which focuses on American art of the 20th and 21st centuries with an interest in art of the Southeast and Western North Carolina.

Looking Forward: New Works and New Directions for the Permanent Collection will bring to light the significant growth that has occurred in recent years. It will also showcase some of the areas in which the Museum has collected in depth, including work by Black Mountain College artists, Cherokee artists and Western North Carolina crafts.

This exhibition will feature works in a variety media such as painting, sculpture, ceramics and drawing. Included in the exhibition will be photography by Larry Clark and paintings by Thornton Dial, Kenneth Noland and John Urbain.

In 2008, Museum staff, board and volunteers examined the Museum’s collection focus and works in the collection to create a collection growth plan. The growth plan was developed to identify the strengths of the permanent collection and areas where the collection needs further advancement. Looking Forward: New Works and New Directions for the Permanent Collection will note the significance of the Asheville Art Museum’s permanent collection as it exists today and look forward its continued growth in the coming years.

For more information please visit, www.ashevilleart.org

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