New to the Collection
January 12, 2011 – May 1, 2011
“New to the Collection” opens on January 12, 2011 and will be on view in the Beach Museum of Art’s Vanier Gallery through May 1. The exhibition, a selection of approximately twenty works drawn from recent acquisitions, represents a wide range of periods, styles, and media. Many of the featured works are of particular local interest. Richard D. Olson of Waterville presented the museum with a group of thirteen landscape paintings and watercolors by Lisa Grossman, several of which will be included. Grossman is best known for her views of the Flint Hills.
A Samuel Johnson Woolf portrait of William M. Jardine, K-State’s seventh president, is also featured. The drawing dates to 1927, two years after Jardine left K-State to become the United States Secretary of Agriculture. Woolf, a preeminent American illustrator and portraitist, often asked his subjects to sign their portrait as evidence that the drawing was done from life. True to Woolf’s practice, Jardine’s signature appears on the charcoal and white chalk drawing.
The Beach Museum of Art is located at 14th and Anderson on the Kansas State University Campus.