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D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts Presents Exhibit of Contemporary Realism

Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

September 8, 2010

A selection of art in the style of contemporary realism will be on view from September 21 through October 24 at the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts in the Academic Artists 60th Anniversary Exhibition.

The exhibit opening will be celebrated with a reception at the museum on September 26 from 2 to 4 p.m.  The reception is open to the public and free with the price of admission to the museum.

Founded in Springfield in 1949 by artist Harriet Lumis, the Academic Artists Association has a national membership of more than 250 artists. The term “academic” refers to artists who combine a strong foundation in drawing with skilled use of perspective, color and other techniques to create representational art.  In celebration of the association’s 60th anniversary, this invitational exhibition presents 60 works in a variety of media by award-winning American artists.

“Representational art has always been popular because people can easily relate to it,” said Julia Courtney, curator of art for the Springfield Museums. “The artists in this exhibition are among the finest working in America today, and most are longstanding members of the Academic Artists Association. We’re delighted to help the organization celebrate their 60th anniversary.”

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