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SU’s Special Collection Research Center opens fall exhibition: ‘Imagine! Painters and Poets of the New York School’
SU’s Special Collection Research Center opens fall exhibition: ‘Imagine! Painters and Poets of the New York School’August 21, 2006Mary Beth Hintonmbhinton@syr.edu
The University Library’s Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) will open its fall exhibition Sept. 7 at 4 p.m. on the sixth floor of E.S. Bird Library. The exhibition, “Imagine! Painters and Poets of the New York School,” is part of the 2006 Syracuse Symposium, presented by The College of Arts and Sciences. “Imagination” is the theme of this year’s symposium.
The opening celebration will feature highlights of the exhibition, and refreshments will be served. The exhibition opening is free and open to the public. Paid parking is available in the Marion visitor lot.
On display will be material from the recently processed Grace Hartigan Papers, as well as from the University Art Collection, the Grove Press Archives and SCRC’s extensive holdings of art and literary magazines from the 1950s. Grace Hartigan (1922-) was a major participant in the explosion of creative energy that was the New York artistic and literary scene of the early 1950s. An important abstract expressionist painter, Hartigan was included in the famous show “Twelve Americans” at the Museum of Modern Art in 1956. Her friends and correspondents included Frank O’Hara, Larry Rivers, Barbara Guest and Joan Mitchell.
The exhibit will be available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except holidays) until December 15, 2006, after which time it will travel to the Palitz Gallery at the Joseph I. Lubin House in New York City.
The Syracuse Symposium is a semester-long intellectual and artistic festival that celebrates interdisciplinary thinking, imagination and creation. For more information on symposium events, visit http://symposium.syr.edu.