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Art from the Domicile: Art Works from Private Collections

The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art at Central Methodist College opened a unique exhibition in October 2002 featuring a wide range of art works from private collections in central Missouri and elsewhere.

Titled "Art from the Domicile: Works of Art from Private Collections," the exhibition opened on Sunday, Oct. 20, and will run through Dec. 12. Oct.

Also featured during the exhibition was a special exhibition in Gallery Annex honoring and celebrating the life of music educator Margaret Thuenemann, who died recently. Thuenemann several years ago gave a gift of musical compositions to CMC's Swinney Conservatory of Music that comprises the many manuscripts from her long career as a music educator and performer.

"Most of the art in the Domicile exhibition is from persons living in central Missouri," gallery curator Joe Geist said. He added that some pieces were acquired in places as distant as Paris, France, the Middle East and Central America. "The international flavor of the show forms its richness."

Included in the exhibition were works from well-known artists such as foreign painters Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque and American artists Fern Coppege and Thomas Moran. Mediums represented in the show include oils on a variety of surfaces, acrylics, watercolors, and free-standing sculpture.