Museum features 'American Legacy: Our National Parks'
The Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum is pleased to present “American Legacy: Our National Parks,” April 12 to June 16. In this exhibit, 38 members and guests of the Plein-Air Painters of America set up their easels in national sites across the country. The artists are among the country’s most respected plein-air painters. The adjective plein-air refers to the philosophical belief that creating art on-location, challenging as it may be, is crucial to successfully documenting a visual and emotional point in time and place.
Each artist selected a favorite park to document. The more than 50 paintings depict sites from coast to coast, border to border, and from the earliest park designation to one of the most recent. The exhibition is a “field journal” experience that draws viewers into seasonal and daily experiences of color and light rendered in pigment on paper or canvas. In some instances, the field studies were used to create larger, studio paintings.
Museum Hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun and holidays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.. We are handicapped accessible and there is never an admission fee. For more information contact Nova at 785-689-4846 or check out our website at www.hansenmuseum.org.
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