Yager Museum and Kappa Pi To Host Sketch Night

The Yager Museum of Art and Culture at Hartwick College, and the Kappa Pi Art and Art History Honor Society, announces an upcoming Sketch Night event. On Thursday, November 9, from 6 – 8 p.m., the Museum invites anyone to bring pencils and paper to draw objects from the Museum’s collection alongside Hartwick students, faculty, and staff. Light refreshments will be served and the event is free and open to the public.

“We want the Museum to be a place that inspires creativity,” notes Quentin Lewis, the Museum’s collections and programs manager. “We are excited to work with Kappa Pi to turn the Museum into a space for making art as well as displaying it.”

Objects from the Museum collections and vault which have rarely been exhibited will be on display to provide inspiration to any prospective artists.

“Historically, museums have provided a space for budding artists to practice their craft by observing and copying great works,” said Museum Coordinator Doug Kendall. “We’re happy to continue that tradition with Sketch Night.”

The Museum recently opened two new exhibitions. Along the Rails: Willard Yager, Native American Art, and 20th Century Tourism traces the 1913-14 rail journey of the Museum’s namesake through the Native American art and artifacts he acquired in the Southwest. In a Modern Vein: Contemporary Art from the Yager Museum Collection presents highlights of the Museum’s contemporary collection from the past seven decades.

In addition to the new exhibits, all current exhibitions will be open for viewing, including Of Time and the River: 12,000 Years in the Upper Susquehanna Region; Arctic Re-Visions: Voyages to Greenland 1869 & 2012; and the permanent exhibition, Masterpieces of European and American Art: The Hartwick College Art Treasure Room.

Exhibitions will be open throughout the 2017-18 Hartwick College academic year. The Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 4:30 p.m., when the College is in session. The Museum is closed Sundays, Mondays, College holidays, and when the College is not in session. Admission is free of charge.

For more information on the Yager Museum and its events, visit the museum’s website, Facebook page, call 607-431-4480, or e-mail Kendall at kendalld@hartwick.edu.

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact:     David Lubell
E-mail:       lubelld@hartwick.edu
Phone:        607-431-4031

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