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Storytellers Opening Reception
December 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Art and literature are bound together in several ways. Great works of art have inspired great works of literature and, similarly, great works of literature have inspired art. Together art and literature have simultaneously represented similar movements and can be seen weaving around each other, influencing one and another, and being used as a tool to teach students about liberal arts and humanity.
In this theme, Curator Jessica O’Hearn has carefully selected works from the Juliet Art Museum Permanent Collection to represent the marrying together of art and literature as we present, Storytellers. In this exhibition, artists who have been inspired by literature are featured; including Marc Chagall’s etchings for Gogol’s Dead Souls, as well as paintings by Caroline Jennings, Faith Ringgold and Nora Benjamin Kubie. Also included in this exhibition will be several works on loan from the Huntington Museum of Art.