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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 7, 2014

(MAHWAH, NJ) —- Collection Query…an experimental exhibition featuring works from various Ramapo College art collections, opens at Ramapo College on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 in the Pascal Gallery on campus. There will be an opening reception on February 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. Curators’ talks begin at 6:30 p.m.

Collection Query… is curated by Director of the Art Galleries Sydney O. Jenkins and Art Galleries Documentation Assistant Hannah Craft.

Marcial Camilo Ayala, Mexico, Electricity Comes to the Village, 1979, oil on board, 16.5 inches x 24.5 inches

Marcial Camilo Ayala, Mexico, Electricity Comes to the Village, 1979, oil on board, 16.5 inches x 24.5 inches

According to Jenkins: “While some of our collection pieces are continuously on view on campus, other works remain in storage a good bit of the time. This project is a chance to present seen and seldom seen collection pieces with an investigative and reportorial attitude.  Information about the works will be provided, and there will be a forum for audiences to document questions. The dot-dot-dot in the title implies that there is more to the story.”

A wide range of artworks will be featured, ranging from a major work by noted feminist Nancy Spero to Modernist paintings by Jack Roth. New pieces on view will include Haitian flag masterpieces and Mexican folk paintings recently donated by New York Times economics writer Dr. Tyler Cowen.  Named collections represented include the Bukstein, Rodman, Thompson, and Morris/Svehla collections.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Pascal Gallery is located in the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts at Ramapo College. Hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 1 to 7 p.m.  For more information call 201.684.7147

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education.


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