Jan 20, 2023

Guided Tour of “Daywood Collection” Set for Jan. 24, 2023, at HMA

Contact: (304) 529-2701

As part of its 4th Tuesday Tour Series, the Huntington Museum of Art will offer a free guided tour of The Daywood Collection exhibit led by HMA Docent Fred Almeida on Jan. 24, 2023, at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served following the tour.

“Visitors to this guided tour will benefit from the appreciation that HMA Docent Fred Almeida has for The Daywood Collection and his knowledge of its importance to the Huntington Museum of Art and our community,” said HMA Director of Education Cindy Dearborn.

The Daywood Collection exhibit, which continues on view at HMA through Feb. 12, includes such prestigious paintings as Lincoln’s Birthday Flags, 1918 and Windmill at Sundown, East Hampton by Childe Hassam; The Heavens are Telling by Emil Carlsen; and The Cedar Walk by William James Glackens. The exhibit also includes an etching titled Descent from the Cross by Rembrandt van Rijn and fan favorites Joyce, an oil painting by Howard Somerville, and The Watcher, an oil painting by Frank Weston Benson.

The Daywood Collection became the jewel of the Huntington Museum of Art permanent collection when it was donated to HMA, then the Huntington Galleries, in 1967 by Ruth Woods Dayton. She and her husband, Arthur Spencer Dayton, built the collection together until his death in 1948. The Daywood Collection continued to grow through purchases and gifts until 1967.

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

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

For more information on exhibits and programs at the Huntington Museum of Art, visit hmoa.org or call (304) 529-2701. HMA is fully accessible.

West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement.