August 16, 2012
Tagged: College of Arts and Sciences, Adelphi University, Archives and Special Collections

Adelphi University Presents “Recent Acquisitions from the Adelphi University Art Collection”

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The Adelphi University Exhibitions Program is pleased to present Recent Acquisitions from the Adelphi University Art Collection. This exhibition will showcase works on paper, ceramic and bronze sculptures and paintings acquired within the last five years. The exhibit will be on view from August 23 through September 19, 2012 in the Ruth S. Harley University Center Gallery. A free reception will be held on September 12, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Recent Acquisitions from the Adelphi University Art Collection features works such as: Evelyn Wilson ceramic sculptures of mother and child, donated by her daughter Joanne Jaffe; a Nathanial Kaz sculpture entitled Cyrano, an edition of three, one of which was exhibited by the Whitney Museum in the 1960s, donated by Helen Goldberg; and several works by graduating seniors that were purchased by the University from students who received the Presidential Award for Outstanding Artistic Excellence.

The Adelphi University Art Collection boasts an impressive collection of more than 1100 individual works ranging from paintings, works on paper, sculpture, ceramics, musical instruments, and African ceremonial implements. Each year, the Exhibitions Program mounts an exhibition showcasing select works from: the Frederick and Claire Mebel Collection of African implements; to paintings and works on paper by W.P.A. era artists like Julian Levi, Stephan Dohanos and Dong Kingman; and sculptures by Raoul Hague and Charles Morrongiello. 

The Ruth S. Harley University Center Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This exhibition features a glimpse of the University’s holdings. To view additional works from the collection, please visit To receive updates, “Like” us on our  “Adelphi University Galleries” Facebook page.

About Adelphi University

A world-class, modern university, Adelphi has excellent and highly relevant programs in which students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—the College of Arts and Sciences, the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, the Honors College, the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, the College of Nursing and Public Health, and the School of Social Work—the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. As a nationally-ranked, doctoral research university, Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in ManhattanSuffolk County and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

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