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Art Exhibition: “Celebrating Chatham: Student Selections from the University Art Collection” Opens March 19 in Chatham Art Gallery

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University has a remarkable and distinctive art collection and, as part of its 145th anniversary celebration, is hosting Celebrating Chatham: Student Selections from the University Art Collection from March 19 – April 1, 2015. This exhibit will feature works from the collection that are not usually on public view.  Highlights include paintings of Chatham’s first buildings, “Old” Berry (built in the 1860s) and “Old” Dilworth (built in 1889), a bronze sculpture of Ralph Waldo Emerson by the artist who created the Lincoln Memorial, and a collage by Lynda Benglis, a leading feminist artist.

The Opening Reception for will take place on Thursday, March 19, 2015, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the Chatham University Art Gallery.  In conjunction with the Opening Reception, Prof. Beth Roark will present “Remembering Chatham”, a short talk lavishly illustrated with historic images of the University and its students dating from its founding in 1869.  This talk will take place at 5:15 pm in the Woodland Hall classroom (next to the Art Gallery).

The SWIRL BEADFORLIFE sale will take place in the Gallery on Friday, March 20 (Noon to 3:00 pm) and on Monday, March 23 (4:30 to 6:00 pm).

The exhibit will be on display Monday through Friday until Wednesday, April 1, 2015.  The Chatham Art Gallery is located on Woodland Road, next to Cafe Rachel on the large quad of Chatham University, Shadyside.  The gallery is open weekdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Admission is free.

Please call 412-365-1106 for additional information.