Contact: Lori Meads, Educator
Release Date: Immediate
End Date: October 15, 2013
Across Three Centuries: Art from the Edwin T. and Diana D. Hardison Collection
The Museum of the Albemarle will host a “Gallery Talk” on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Drs. Edwin T. and Diana Dixon Hardison will provide an in-depth look at the portraits in the Museum of the Albemarle’s newest exhibit Across Three Centuries: Art from the Edwin T. and Diana D. Hardison Collection.
Featuring 36 examples of fine art from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, the exhibit encompasses works of all types from Britain, Europe, and America--portraits, landscapes, maritime views, scenes of everyday life, animal images, and sculpture.
Included are paintings by the American master Gilbert Stuart, the Scottish Enlightenment portraitist Sir Henry Raeburn, the French Belle Époque artist Theobald Chartran, British illustrators Thomas Stothard and Hablot Knight Browne (who between them brought life to literature classics from Defoe to Dickens), the "forgotten Impressionist" Pierre Prins, and the marine artist Thomas Lyde Hornbrook, a favorite of Queen Victoria. The works of many other notable artists are also on display.
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The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252)335-1453. www.museumofthealbemarle.com. Find us on Facebook!
The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252)335-1453. www.museumofthealbemarle.com. Find us on Facebook! Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Sundays, Mondays and State Holidays. Serving Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties, the Museum is the northeast regional history museum of the North Carolina Division of State History Museums within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. Information is available 24/7 at www.ncculture.com.
About The North Carolina Department of Cultural ResourcesThe North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan W. Kluttz, NCDCR’s mission to enrich lives and communities creates opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state’s history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.
Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art; NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and economic stimulus engines for our state’s communities. NCDCR’s Divisions of State Archives, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina’s rich cultural heritage. NCDCR’s State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state; developing and supporting access to traditional and online collections such as genealogy and resources for the blind and physically handicapped.
NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives. NCDCR champions our state’s creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.