Lighthouse ArtCenter Hosts The Manoogian Collection And Invites You To View The Most Significant Private Collection Of Art By American Artists
The Lighthouse ArtCenter will be hosting the Manoogian Collection and offering art lovers an opportunity to view extraordinary artworks by American artists that are not seen often. The Manoogian Collection is one of the most significant private collections of American art compiled during the 20th century. Visitors can browse the exhibition or attend docent- led tours. A lecture series will feature Dr. Joan Lipton speaking about William Merritt Chase on December 17 and Anne Palumbo, Ph.D., discussing the Statue of Liberty as an American Icon on January 21. There will be special tours and evenings for private clubs and organizations, as well as educational programs for children. The opening on November 19th will be an elegant affair with cocktail attire strongly suggested. This exclusive opening event is free for members of the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery & School of Art and $10.00 for non-members. This year’s Annual Beaux Arts Ball – Art Dine & Dance will be held on January 16th and tickets are already on sale. The Rickie Report shares the details here with some sneak peeks. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – mark your calendars now!
Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery Square North
373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL
You Are Invited :
Selections from The Manoogian Collection:
Two Centuries of American Art
(Cocktail Attire Suggested)
November 19, 2015
November 19, 2015 through March 5, 2016
Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To view exhibition:
Members free; $10 nonmembers ages 13 and up; Saturday and Sunday admission is free.
The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is proud to present selections from The Manoogian Collection: Two Centuries of American Art, November 19, 2015 through March 5, 2016. It is generously underwritten by Detroit industrialist, Richard Manoogian and his wife Jane. The Manoogian exhibition will fill LAC’s galleries with priceless, diverse collection of works from 1856 – 1999.
“Ferry Watch” by Doug Brega
The Manoogian Collection is one of the most significant private collections of American art compiled during the 20th century. A number of paintings in the collection have been exhibited at the White House, National Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Detroit Institute of Arts. The National Gallery considers the collection to be “a comprehensive survey of American painting, a remarkable one in capsule form.”
“1929 Duesenberg” by Peter Maier
When Richard Manoogian was asked why he collects American Art, “Collecting American paintings is important to me,” he said. “Those from an ethnic background like mine often have a great appreciation for America because of the opportunity this country has created for their families. The result is a deep love for one’s country and a particular appreciation for the period in which the country grew and expanded.”
Although the Manoogians lead a very private life, they enjoy sharing their collection. “To some extent my collecting has been driven by wanting to share my paintings with others as a way of giving something back to the country that has been so good to our family,” Mr. Manoogian said. The exhibition includes works that range from mid-19th century to 1999, including paintings of renowned artists, such as Frederick Frieseke, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam and Andrew Wyeth.
“Lady in a Park” by Childe Hassam
“As these works are in a private collection, the Manoogian Collection exhibition presents an opportunity for our community to view extraordinary art by American artists that cannot be seen often,” said Katie Deits, the executive director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter. “Museum visitors can browse the exhibition or attend docent- led tours. Our lecture series will feature Joan Lipton speaking about William Merritt Chase on December 17 and Anne Palumbo, Ph.D., discusses the Statue of Liberty as an American Icon on January 21. There will be special tours and evenings for private clubs and organizations, as well as educational programs for children.”
The collection reflects Mr. Manoogian’s belief that, “It is important for people to appreciate the unique character, diversity and quality of American art. I hope that our collection will encourage others to both appreciate and collect American art.” Mr. Manoogian served as Chairman of the Detroit Institute of Arts (the DIA dedicated its American Wing as the Manoogian Wing) and has also served on the boards of Archives of American Art, the White House Preservation Fund and the Fine Arts Committee of the Department of State.
Tickets On Sale NOW!
Beaux Arts Bash 2016
Saturday, January 16, 2016
6:30 – 11:00 pm
Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum
5:30 -7:30 pm
On Thursday, December 17th the Lighthouse ArtCenter presents a special lecture by Dr. Joan Lipton about William Merritt Chase. Dr. Lipton, a well-recognized and very engaging regional art historian, will discuss the important influence that Chase has as a celebrated American Impressionist, art teacher and family man.
“Portrait of Caroline Allport” by William Merritt Chase
“Statue Of Liberty Celebration” by Frederick Rondel
On Thursday, January 21st published author and art historian Dr. Anne Palumbo shares important insights as she presents her lecture “Goddess, Guardian and Grand Old Gal: The Statue of Liberty as an American Icon” Please note that the Frederick Rondel painting correlates with Dr. Palumbo’s lecture described below.
ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER
Since 1964, the Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported, nonprofit organization, has been providing visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is located at 373 Tequesta Drive and the School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For exhibition or Museum information, call (561) 746-3101 or visit www.LighthouseArts.org.