Ouachita Baptist University’s Rosemary Adams Department of Visual Arts will host an exhibit featuring selections from the university’s permanent collection Sept. 1-27, including original works by prominent artists Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Rosemary Gossett Adams Galleries, located in Moses Provine Hall on Ouachita’s campus.
Thomas Moran and Albert Bierstadt have both had works displayed in the White House, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Pieces by these artists were donated to Ouachita by Dr. Loyde Hudson in 2014. Moran is an American painter and printmaker from the Hudson River School, and Bierstadt is a German-American painter. A highlight of the exhibit will be Moran’s “Lookout Rock – Yosemite Valley.”
Prints of photographs from Andrè Kertèsz, a Hungarian-American photographer, will also be featured, along with prints by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and George Rouault. The Kertèsz prints were a gift from the Allen Tillery family of Hot Springs, Ark.
“Given the quality of some of the works we have in our collection, we hope to get them out in front of students and the Arkadelphia community as often as possible,” said Donnie Copeland, chair of Ouachita’s Adams Department of Visual Arts. “It has been more than a year since we exhibited any of these pieces, so this will be the first time more than half the student body has viewed these pieces by Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt and others.”
Dr. Hudson is a founding member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and holds degrees from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. He has led medical school programs for heart surgery and has taught, conducted research and developed surgical facilities and programs for several universities, including UAMS.
Regular gallery hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays. For more information about this exhibit, contact Donnie Copeland at email@example.com or (870) 245-5559.
By Katie Smith // Photos by Tyler Rosenthal
August 31, 2017