As part of the new collaboration between the Academy Art Museum and the Avalon Foundation the Museum will present “Curator’s Choice,” a selection of Plein Air paintings from its Permanent Collection at the Avalon Theater chosen by Senior Curator Anke Van Wagenberg. The exhibition highlights prize winners and leading pieces from Plein Air Easton from 2006–08. The paintings were donated to the Museum by a generous patron of both institutions. The exhibition will include work by popular Plein Air artists such as Tim Bell, Jill Carver, Stephen Griffin and others.
Another feature of our collaboration is a slide lecture by Anke Van Wagenberg, Ph.D., Senior Curator at the Academy Art Museum, on “The History of Plein Air Painting” on Sunday, July 16, 2–3 p.m. at the Avalon Theater.