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7TheCollectionofAlexE.BoothJr.TheCollectionofAlexE.BoothJr.isstrikinginitsbreadthandvarietyandcomprisessomeofthemostsignificantworksintheHuntingtonMuseumofArtx19spermanentcollection.Since1964andthroughouthismanyyearsofinvolvementwiththeHuntingtonMuseumofArtAlexE.BoothJr.hasmademanygenerousgiftstothisMuseumexpandingitsholdingsinmanyareas.Mr.Boothx19sartinterestsarewiderangingfromimportantAmericanpaintingsbySamuelFinleyBreeseMorseJohnSingerSargentandEdwardPotthastAmericanabstractsculpturefromthe1950sand1960sincludingaHarryBertoiasoundsculpturetitledWheatFieldastilllifepastelbyGeorgesBraqueabeautifulandimportantsketchbyGeorgeBellowstitledCountedOutimportantabstractexpressionistworksbyFranzKlineandRobertMotherwellaswellasworksthatreflecthisworldtravels.AlexE.BoothJr.headedtheMuseumx19sboardfrom1971to1973andchairedtheBuildingsCommitteeatthetimeofthe1970Gropiusaddition.ItwasthisCommitteethatselectedtheArchitectx19sCollaborativeheadedbyWalterGropiustodesigntheMuseumx19sadditionalgalleriesandstudios.ItisfittingthatthiscollectionisdisplayedconcurrentlyandalongsideworksbyartistswhohavevisitedtheMuseumaspartoftheWalterGropiusMasterArtistSeriesasthatprogramhasbeenpartlyconceivedbyMr.BoothandisfundedthroughthegenerosityoftheestateofhismotherRoxannaY.Booth.InadditiontotheobjectsondisplayintheDaywoodGalleryvisitorscanfindnumeroussculpturesfromtheBoothCollectiononpermanentdisplayintheMuseumx19sVirginiaCavendishSculptureCourtyardandthroughouttheMuseumgrounds.ThisexhibitissponsoredbyTheHerald-DispatchtheIsabelleGwynnandRobertDaineExhibitionEndowmentWestVirginiaDivisionofCultureandHistoryandWestVirginiaCommissionontheArts.June2-October72012DaywoodGalleryOpeningreceptiontakesplaceonJune162012witha6p.m.PublicPresentationbyWalterGropiusMasterArtistJudyPfafffollowedbyareception.Admissiontotheopeningreceptionisfree.GeorgeWesleyBellowsAmerican1882-1925CountedOut1921.Blackcrayonwithtouchesofblackwashonpaper.GiftofAlexE.BoothJr.2002.14.3