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Achievements in Art 2011 at the Amarillo Museum of Art

Achievements in Art 2011: The Collector: Treasures from the Texas Panhandle
Amarillo Museum of Art
January 30 through March 20, 2011

Opening gala is Saturday, January 29, 2011

On the evening of Saturday, January 29, 2011, the Amarillo Museum of Art will host the Achievements in Art Gala, marking the opening of the fifteenth in a series of exhibitions organized by the Museum to recognize important collections and/or collectors of art. AMoA Executive Director, Dr. Graziella Marchicelli, curated this year’s exhibition – The Collector: Treasures from the Texas Panhandle – with selections from close to 50 private Panhandle area collectors. The two-month celebration honors these exceptional art works and the passionate collectors who have brought them to Texas.

Included in the exhibition will be works by Mary Cassatt, Charles Burchfield, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Alfred Sisley, Jean Baptiste Camille Carot, J.M.W. Turner, Marc Chagall, Thomas Hart Benton, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Edward Potthast, Gilbert Stuart, Renori, Rembrandt, Picasso, and Joan Miró – to name just a few.

The exhibition’s major sponsor is the Sybil B. Harrington Exhibition Fund.

Opening Gala is Saturday, January 29, 2011. Mr. and Mrs. Barry Paterson are gala chairmen. Committee members are Mr. and Mrs. Gary Pfeffer and Mr. and Mrs. Owen Bybee. Benefactors of the Gala are Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pool. Sponsors are Amarillo National Bank and Donald S. Mullins Gallery. There are a number of patrons.

Last year nearly 32,000 museum-goers representing 68 Texas cities, 43 states and 14 foreign countries visited AMoA. In addition, 5,000 youth participated in one or more of AMoA’s TEKS aligned education programs.

Hours are Tuesday-Friday from 10-5, Saturday and Sunday from 1-5, and most Third Thursdays until 9 p.m. The museum is located at 2200 South Van Buren on the Washington Street campus of Amarillo College. For additional information, please contact AMoA at  www.amarilloart.org.

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