Collection Wisdom: Staff Selects

March 21 - July 12, 2015

A guided tour of this exhibit takes place during the Fourth Tuesday Tour on April 28, 2015, at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. This is a Macy’s Free Tuesday event.

Out of the 15,000 works of art in the permanent collection at the Huntington Museum of Art, which work would you pick as your favorite, and why? For a series of exhibits we are calling Collection Wisdom, we are posing that question to folks who know the collection well, HMA’s staff members and Board of Trustees.

Collection Wisdom: Staff Selects offers a variety of artistic styles and media chosen by HMA staff members. Works on view will include Love Tokens by Jules Breton (French, 1827-1906), selected by HMA Registrar Linda Sanns who has been with the Museum for 34 years! Come and see what has been selected, and why, and think about your favorite work!

Sustaining Sponsors, In Support of HMA Staff

  • Carolyn Bagby
  • Gayle Cox
  • John and Harriette Cyrus
  • William and Sarah Denman
  • Robert and Joyce Levy
  • Robert Y. Csernica

This program is 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.

Collection Wisdom: Staff Selects

Jules Adolphe Breton (French, 1827-1906), Love Tokens, after 1855. Oil on canvas, image: 18 1/2” x 26” (47 x 66cm); framed: 26 1/2” x 33 1/2” x 2 3/4” (67.3 x 85.1 x 7cm). Gift of Herbert Fitzpatrick, 1952.462.