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The Last Show: Executive Board Purchases through the Years


After eighteen years in its present home, The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art is preparing to move in the coming months to its new Gallery in the newly renovated Classic Hall.

In preparation for that move, the Gallery will present one more show aptly titled "The Last Show: Executive Board Purchases through the Years."

The show opens on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, and runs through March 8.

"The Last Show" will highlight many of the works acquired since the Gallery opened in 1993 in the lower level of Cupples Hall (Smiley Library) with the prestigious Ashby Collection.

There will be an array of artists in the show -national, regional, local and alumni. Among them will be William McKim (1916-1995), a student of Thomas Hart Benton; Romare Bearden (1911-1988), whose 100th birthday the Gallery recently celebrated; Jerry and Joanne Berneche, Ben and Brooke Cameron, all from Columbia; Ann Schafer, Lisa Baylor, Chase Thompson, Aaron Leimkuehler, all with Fayette connections; plus many more.

In the smaller gallery will be featured some of the 23 pieces of artwork acquired during 2011. On display will be Alfred Montgomery's "Barrel and Sack Corn," Jack Zitman's "Bronze Nude," August Laux's "Still Life with Raspberries," and several early works by Penny Brown, recently received.

The Gallery will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday afternoons from 1:30 to 4:30 during the run of this new show. Group tours are available by calling the curator, Dr. Joe Geist at 660-248-6304 or


Can't make it to the Gallery? Visit the shows online.