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"The Recording of America" debuts in Loyola's Diboll Art Gallery

January 30, 2009

IMAGE: Father Coughlin and His Flock - Hugo Gellert, 1936, Lithograph

Printmaking works from the Herbert D. Halpern collection in New Orleans will be featured in the upcoming exhibit “The Recording of America” to be shown in the Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Loyola’s Monroe Library.

“The Recording of America” will run Feb. 5 - Mar. 26. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 5 p.m. Admission is free.

“For decades, American artists have been defining what it means to be American through their work,” said Karoline Schleh, director of the Diboll Gallery and assistant professor of visual arts. “Their art reflects how a changing society can affect culture.”

The exhibit will present 60 American works on paper including lithographs, aquatints, etchings, drypoints and silkscreens which focus on an emerging America during 1900-1950.

According to Schleh, the imagery depicts industrial scenes in urban and rural areas of America that are now reminders of past values, and landscapes and societies that have been replaced with different issues created by globalization.

“The Recording of America” features familiar artists such as Martin Lewis, Reginald Marsh, John Steuart Curry, George Bellows, John McCrady and John Sloan to more obscure artists such as Ruth Starr Rose, Mable Dwight and Caroline Durieaux.

For more information, contact Sean Snyder in Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs at smsnyder@loyno.edu or call (504) 865-2074.

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