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Hallie Ford Museum of Art to Close for Winter Break

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art will be closed for winter break from Dec. 24 to Jan. 2 and will re-open Jan.4.

Two special exhibitions are currently on view. Between the Wars: American Printmaking of the 1920s and 30s continues through this Thursday in the Study Gallery. The exhibition features the work of a number of American printmakers who rejected the tenets of European modernism in favor of a realistic style firmly rooted in the work of the American painter Robert Henri. Included in the exhibition are works by artists such as John Sloan, Rockwell Kent, Thomas Hart Benton, Gordon Gilkey, Raphael Soyer, and Isabel Bishop, among others.

Mary Henry: American Constructivist continues through Jan. 8 in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery. Mary Henry is a highly regarded Washington painter who creates large scale, abstract works based on geometric shapes and patterns. A student of Moholy-Nagy at the Illinois Institute of Design in the 1940s, Henry has maintained a consistent vision firmly rooted in geometric abstraction and constructivism for over 60 years. The exhibition features a range of paintings and drawings created over the past two decades.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is located at 700 State Street (corner of State and Cottage Streets) in downtown Salem near the campus of Willamette University. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The galleries are closed on Sunday and Monday. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are admitted free and admission is free on Tuesdays.

For further information, please call 503-370-6855.

12-21-2004