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Starts: 01/16/08 12:00 AM
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January 18, 2008

MEDIA CONTACT: Nick Massella
(202) 994-3087; massella@gwu.edu
LUTHER W. BRADY ART GALLERY:
(202) 994-1525

GW'S LUTHER W. BRADY ART GALLERY TO HOST
OUT OF THE CHATEAU: WORKS FROM THE DEMUTH MUSEUM
JAN. 16 - MARCH 14, 2008

EVENT: 

The George Washington University's Luther W. Brady Art Gallery hosts Out of the Chateau: Works from the Demuth Museum.

WHEN: 

Exhibition Dates: Jan. 16 - March 14, 2008
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

WHERE: 

The George Washington University
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
Media and Public Affairs Building, second floor
805 21st St., NW, Washington, D.C.
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Blue and Orange lines)

BACKGROUND:

The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery will host the first-ever touring exhibition of the Demuth Museum collection, Out of the Chateau: Works from the Demuth Museum.  The Demuth Museum collection comprises more than 30 works that span the career of modernist artist Charles Demuth (1883-1935), from early childhood drawings to late floral works.  Many of the works on view show the beginnings of the American precisionist style that would bring Demuth fame as a modernist.  Before joining the Demuth Museum's permanent collection, the works were long held in private hands in Lancaster, Pa., and were seldom or never publicly exhibited.  While individual works have been previously lent to exhibitions at other institutions, the collection as a whole has never been seen outside of Lancaster. 

In tandem with the exhibition, the Demuth Museum published the first comprehensive catalog of the museum's permanent collection.  Also entitled Out of the Chateau: Works from the Demuth Museum, this catalog is the first survey of any museum's Demuth holdings to be published. 

Prior to the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, Out of the Chateau: Works from the Demuth Museum was on view at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and will travel to several additional venues through 2009. 

The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery is the professional showcase for art at GW.  Luther W. Brady (B.A. '46, M.D. '48), the gallery's namesake and benefactor, is a world-renowned oncologist who earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at GW.  He also received the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts from GW in May 2004 and has served as a member of the university's Board of Trustees.

For more information on GW's Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, call (202) 994-1525.
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