Apr 20, 2017

April Tuesday Tour to Include Talk with Dr. Joy Gritton

Contact: (304) 529-2701

The April Tuesday Tour at the Huntington Museum of Art on April 25, 2017, at 7 p.m. will include a discussion of "Appalachian Art History & Culture" by Dr. Joy Gritton of Morehead State University. This is a Macy's Free Tuesday event. Refreshments will be served.

Gritton's presentation takes place in connection with the exhibit James R. Hopkins: Faces of the Heartland, which continues on view at HMA through May 28, 2017.

Organized by the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, and Keny Galleries, James R. Hopkins: Faces of the Heartland features more than 50 artworks, including a survey of his figural work and portraits, with a focus on the works he did in the Cumberland Falls area of Kentucky a century ago.  The exhibition will provide an opportunity to appreciate the refined skills Hopkins displayed as a figure painter as well as a chance to re-examine his depictions of Appalachian subjects and the cultural forces that created a demand for such imagery.

This exhibit is presented with support from The Isabelle Gwynn and Robert Daine Exhibition Endowment.

This program is being presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

Additional support provided by Kirk Emerson and Ron Wright In Memory of Roberta S. and Robert K. Emerson; Will and Kati Holland In Memory of Mark and Jane Bailey; In Memory of the Benjamin Johnston Family; Gregory Mencotti, In Honor of Karen Mencotti; David and Janet Perdue In Memory of Maxine W. Perdue; Rose Riter, In Honor of Cindy Dearborn and AJ Stovitz; and Steel of West Virginia, Inc., In Memory of Robert Land and Nancy Bunting.

For more information on events at HMA, visit www.hmoa.org or call (304) 529-2701. HMA is fully accessible.