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‘Tradition & Transformation’ Exhibit Continues Jundt Art Museum’s Celebration of Gonzaga’s 125th Anniversary

Posted on January 18, 2013 in: Academics, Alumni, Arts, Events, Faculty & Staff, Spotlight

Joan Grey Smith (Contemporary American) “Grapes” (1985).
Screenprint. Collection of Gonzaga University. Photo: J. Craig Sweat Photography, Inc.

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Jundt Art Museum continues its celebration of Gonzaga University’s 125th Anniversary with the exhibit “Tradition & Transformation: Works from the Permanent Collection.” This selection of prints, paintings, weavings, and ceramics from Gonzaga faculty, students, and alumni will be on display Jan. 22 through March 28.

The Collection of Gonzaga University boasts hundreds of works by students (some who have gone on to become professional artists), alumni, and past and present faculty members. The art in this exhibit dates back to the 1960s and is a sampling of the University’s diverse holdings. A special section of the gallery will be devoted to “The Chancellor’s Choice,” works selected by former Gonzaga President Rev. Bernard J. Coughlin, S.J.  Father Coughlin has played an important role in procuring some of the Gonzaga’s most treasured artworks.

Works by former students including Jim Hodges, Joan Grey Smith, Doug Safranek, Gary Finch, and Ken Spiering will be featured along with creations by art department faculty Robert Gilmore, Mary Farrell, and Gina Freuen. In addition, two tapestries donated by Jacques and Ann Baruch will be displayed along with sculpture by Auguste Rodin, Doris Chase, and Hana Van Huffel.

Tony Osborne, associate professor of communication arts at Gonzaga, will offer a free public lecture, “Overcoming Habituation: Art and Psychology,” at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the Jundt Auditorium, followed by a free public reception (seating is limited).

Continuing in the Arcade Galleries is “A Lyrical Line, Rembrandt and Others,” which runs through March 16.

The museum’s exhibitions are free and open to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The museum is closed Sundays and University holidays. For more information, please contact Karen Kaiser, interim director at (509) 313-6613 or via email.

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