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Exhibition: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions will be on view at the La Salle University Art Museum June 11 - August 21, 2009
The exhibition highlights the Museum's endeavor to strengthen certain areas of its collection. Works such as Provoking Fidelity by Louis Morin Bonnet and L'Ile Enchantée by Jacques Philippe Le Bas after Antoine Watteau add to the Museum's small but growing collection of eighteenth-century art.
The exhibition also gives the Museum the opportunity to showcase purchases it made to represent a wide range of rare and unusual printmaking techniques. Le Campo Vaccino, for example, by the well-known French seventeenth-century artist Claude Lorrain is a counterproof, a work created by pressing another sheet of paper against a freshly inked print, giving the artist a chance to inspect the state of his plate. The show also contains a cliché verre or "glass negative" print by French nineteenth-century artist Charles Francois Daubigny. The cliché verre combined the techniques of photography and etching. The artist scratched a design into a layer of collodion painted on a glass plate. He then used the plate as a negative, transferring the design to photosensitive paper. Both works give the Museum the chance to teach visitors about these rare, and relatively unknown methods for creating printed images.
The La Salle University Art Museum is located on the lower level of Olney Hall on the campus of La Salle University at 19th St. and Olney Ave. Summer hours through August 7 are 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Thursday, closed Friday through Sunday. Admission is free, though donations are accepted. Classes and group visits by appointment. Special tours can be arranged. For further information call 215-951-1221 or visit our website at http://www.lasalle.edu/museum.