Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Exhibition at Pitt Invites Discovery of Gallery Collection

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Exhibition at Pitt Invites Discovery of Gallery Collection

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The University Art Gallery of the University of Pittsburgh has a collection of 3,000 objects, something not readily known because they're not displayed in a committed gallery space. That was one inspiration for an exhibition, "Rediscover: The Collection Revealed," which opens Thursday with approximately 100 works selected to show the range of the collection holdings.

Included are paintings, sculpture, works on paper, Japanese and Chinese art, Old Master and contemporary paintings, said gallery curator Isabelle Chartier. Two exhibited abstract paintings are thought to have been purchased from Carnegie Internationals. They are a 1967 work by Samuel Rosenberg from that year's international and Sergio Saroni's "Natura morta con la carne," shown in the 1958 International.

The gallery is foremost a venue for experiential learning by students, including those majoring in studio arts, museum studies and art history. But exhibitions and programs are open to the public, without charge. In November, a student-curated exhibition will feature the work of Martin Creed, a British-born sculptor and conceptual artist who grew up in Glasgow and was the 2001 recipient of the prestigious Turner Prize awarded by the Tate, London.

Another impetus for "Rediscover" was the selection of the gallery by Heritage Preservation to participate in the organization's 2013 Conservation Assessment Program. Professional paper conservator Wendy Bennett evaluated gallery policies, procedures and environmental conditions in June. The exhibition illustrates the value of conservation by including a restored painting and one in need of restoration to provide comparison. (At noon today, Ms. Bennett will speak about her findings in Room 203 of the Frick Fine Arts Building; free and public. …

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