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Ellsworth Kelly: An Exhibition of Historic Posters
Saturday, April 29, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
This show runs Fridays-Sundays from Saturday, April 29 until Sunday, May 14.
For this show the gallery will be open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays: 1:00-5:00pm, or by appointment.
Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents “Ellsworth Kelly Centennial: An Exhibition of Historic Posters.” The posters, which date from 1951 to 2018, are from the collection of the Ellsworth Kelly Studio and are not for sale.
Ellsworth Kelly (1923–2015) is widely regarded as one of the most important painters, sculptors, and printmakers of his time. On the occasion of his May 31 centennial, a year-long celebration will showcase the artist’s indelible legacy. This collaborative event will include exhibitions and installations at the Art Institute of Chicago, Glenstone Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art, among others; new publications; multiple gifts of artworks to museums; grant awards from the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation; a scholarly symposium; and new digital initiatives to ensure that Kelly’s legacy endures for another 100 years and beyond. For more information, please see the Ellsworth Kelly website.
“It’s a great honor to be part of Ellsworth’s centennial celebration and we’re grateful to the Ellsworth Kelly Studio for including us to host this wonderful exhibition of his historic posters,” said Nick Van Alstine, President of Spencertown Academy Arts Center’s Board of Directors. “The Kelly Foundation and Jack Shear have been friends and generous supporters of the Academy for decades. Like so many of the organizations in our area, their philanthropy has helped us to survive and thrive. We are eternally grateful.”
Admission is free.
The Ellsworth Kelly Studio has generously donated this iconic, framed, 2002 poster (estimated value of $950) to be raffled as a fundraiser for the Spencertown Academy. The poster will be on display in our Gallery and the winning ticket will be drawn at the conclusion of the exhibit.
Raffle tickets $50-$120. Enter online.