Hallie Ford Museum of Art closed for winter holidays
In observance of winter holidays, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art will be closed from Friday, Dec. 24 through Jan. 2, 2011. Offices open Jan. 3, and galleries open Jan. 4.
In addition to permanent galleries devoted to historical and contemporary art, the museum features two special exhibitions.
"Sandow Birk: Dante's Inferno" continues through Dec. 23 in the Study Gallery and Print Study Center.
Birk is a Los Angeles painter and printmaker who has re-imagined Dante's "Divine Comedy." Organized by director John Olbrantz, the exhibition features 36 prints and 20 drawings from Dante's Inferno that the artist sets in contemporary Los Angeles, with Dante as a Southern Californian led by a mullet-sporting Virgil.
"Francis Celentano: Form and Color" continues through Jan. 16, 2011, in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery.
Celentano is a Seattle painter and professor emeritus from the University of Washington who explores issues of color, shape, form and structure in abstract, geometric works. Organized by director John Olbrantz, the exhibition includes 34 works from public and private collections in Oregon and Washington.For more information, please call (503) 370-6855 or visit the museum's website: