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Permanent Collection

Early in its 50-year history, The Academy Art Museum began its permanent collection with 11 works of art. Today, the collection contains more than 1,000 pieces including core holdings of European and American works on paper.

New Acquisitions

The Board of Trustees accepted in its May 2013 meeting artworks for the Museum’s Permanent Collection, including the following gifts by generous donors:

Lisa Breslow (1957)
Twilight 6 from the Central Park Series, 2013
Monoprint, 22” x 36” (paper) 13 ¾” x 28” (image)
Gift of the artist, AAM 2013.001

Carol Brown Goldberg (1955)
Monterrey on My Mind, 2008-2009
Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches
Signed and dated on verso
Gift of the Ramon Osuna Gallery, Washington, DC, AAM 2013.002

Lowell Nesbitt (1933-1993)
Hands in Blue, 1967
Oil on canvas, 36” x 36”
Gift of the Ramon Osuna Gallery, Washington, DC, AAM 2013.003

In addition the Museum purchased:

Katherine K. Allen (1953)
Updraft, 2013
Acrylic paint on unprimed canvas, hand stitching, 230” x 27”
Museum purchase with donated funds from Joan Kittredge, 2013
AAM 2013.004

Francis Frith (1822-1898)
The Fallen Colossus, Thebes, 1858
Albumen print from wet collodion negative, 5 5/8” x 8 ¾”
Museum purchase, 2013, AAM 2013.005

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Gabriel Cortois de Pressigny, 1816
Etching, 16 ¼ x 12 ¾” (paper)
12 1/8” x 8 ¼” (image)
Signed lower left J.D. Ingres fecit Romae 1816
Museum Purchase, 2013, AAM 2013.006

Pablo Picasso
Sueño y Mentira de Franco, 1937 (Dream and Lie of Franco)
Aquatint and etching, 12 ¼” x 16 ½”
Ink stamp signature, 686/850
Portfolio with poem, descriptive text, and certificate
Museum purchase; Partial gift of Tom and Alexa Seip, 2013,
AAM 2013.007

The new acquisitions will be on display in a series of exhibitions
in the Calvert Gallery beginning in Fall 2013.

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