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Thomas Hart Benton: Part 2 - Friends and Followers

Three new exhibitions opened Jan. 25 in the Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art and the Stephens Gallery/Museum at Central Methodist College in Fayette.

Being featured in the main viewing hall of the Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art, Cupples Hall, is "Thomas Hart Benton Part Two: Friends and Followers." A continuation of the Benton and Friends exhibition featured in the Gallery in the spring of 1999, it includes the works of some of Benton's well-known former students and artist friends, including Frederick James, Charles Banks Wilson, Frederick Emmanuel Shane, Aaron Pyle, Daniel Ralph Celentano, Roger Norman Medearis and Charles Cecil Pollock, who was Jackson Pollock's older brother.

The show features 40 paintings, including three new additions to the permanent collection of the Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art.

A second exhibition, featuring African art from the James and Inga King Collection, is being shown at the same time in the Ashby-Hodge Gallery annex. A reception for Meredith King-Jensen, who owns the collection, will be held in the Gallery from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 30. King-Jensen, an assistant professor of nursing at CMC, lives in Columbia.

The two exhibitions will run from Jan. 25 through March 9.