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Tuesday tour at HMA focuses on ‘Daywood Collection’ exhibit

November 23, 2018

HUNTINGTON — The Daywood Collection exhibit will be in the spotlight during the November Tuesday Tour on Nov. 27, starting at 7 p.m. in the Huntington Museum of Art.

This is a Macy’s Free Tuesday event. Refreshments will be served. The Daywood Collection remains on view at HMA through Feb. 3, 2019.

At the Nov. 27 event, three different presenters will each speak briefly about The Daywood Collection. HMA Senior Curator Christopher Hatten will discuss how Arthur S. Dayton (1887-1948), and Ruth Woods Dayton (1894-1978) built The Daywood Collection. HMA Executive Director Geoffrey K. Fleming will discuss how The Daywood Collection found a home at the Huntington Museum of Art. Then, Stewart Plein, Curator of Rare Books & Printed Resources and Managing Director of the West Virginia National Digital Newspaper Project at West Virginia University Libraries, will discuss Arthur S. Dayton’s collection of rare books.

Some of the artists represented in The Daywood Collection exhibit include Childe Hassam, Gari Melchers, Frank W. Benson, Robert Henri and Howard Somerville, whose painting “Joyce” is one of the most beloved by Museum Members in HMA’s permanent collection of more than 15,000 objects.

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