Wed September 2, 2009
Now on View at Philbrook: "Auspicious Vision"
By Rich Fisher
Tulsa, Oklahoma – On today's program, we chat about a terrific exhibit now on display at the Philbrook Museum of Art, "Auspicious Vision: Edward Wales Root and American Modernism" (which shows through November 29th). This traveling exhibition was organized by the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, in Utica, New York, and our guest today is Mary Murray, a curator at that museum. As culled from the Philbrook website (which is at philbrook.org, where you'll also find images and more information regarding this show), we offer the following synopsis of the "Auspicious Vision" exhibit: "From 1902 to 1953, Edward Wales Root amassed a spectacular collection of contemporary American art, which became the cornerstone of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute collection with his bequest of 227 works in 1957. This exhibition surveys Root's wide-ranging interests in such artists as Maurice Prendergast, Edward Hopper, Charles Burchfield, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, and more."