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Aug. 29, 2011

Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Art exhibit opens at Holt-Russell Gallery

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University opens a new year of exhibitions on Tuesday, Aug. 29, with “Take a Closer Look,” miniatures from the University’s permanent collection, at Holt-Russell Gallery.

An opening reception will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Aug. 29 for the exhibit scheduled to run through Sept. 23.Take-a-Coser-Look2

The collection, a gift from 1907 Baker graduate and Rhodes Scholar Frank Bristow, highlights primarily 20th century American artists. It also includes artworks by German, Austrian, English and Dutch printmakers working in a variety of methods including etching, engraving, aquatint and drypoint.

“Take a Closer Look” offers an interactive experience as each print reveals its own secrets. To fully experience the exhibition, visitors are encouraged to use provided magnifying glasses to examine some of the smallest artworks in Baker’s permanent art collection.  Visitors may discover hens finding shade under a wagon in Leslie Cope’s “Barnyard Scene,” wonder at the deep emotions conveyed in William E. C. Morgan’s “Despair,” or look deep into the background of William Walker’s “Sundial in Cloister” to find a man engaged in the simple task of mowing a lawn.

For more information on the exhibit, contact Traci Furan, campus art coordinator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (785) 594-4558.

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