Distributed April 10, 2001
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Mary Jo Curtis

Bell Gallery to exhibit selections from its collection through May 28

The David Winton Bell Gallery will present a new exhibition, Selections from the Collection, opening April 14 and continuing through May 28, 2001, at the List Art Center. An opening reception and lecture by curator Vesela Sretenovic are set for Friday, April 13, at 6 p.m. at the Gallery.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — For the rest of this semester, art lovers will have an opportunity to view some of the finest works from the permanent collection of the David Winton Bell Gallery in its new exhibition, titled Selections from the Collection, April 14 through May 28 in the List Art Center.

In honor of the new exhibit, there will be an opening reception and a lecture by curator Vesela Sretenovic on Friday, April 13, at 6 p.m. at the Gallery. This event is free and open to the public, as is the exhibition.

The exhibition will feature selections from more than 4,000 art objects in the Bell Gallery’s permanent collection, ranging from paintings and sculpture to prints, drawings and photographs, dating from the 16th century to the present. The focus of this exhibition will be the prints and drawings that dominate the Bell collection, including old masters, modern and contemporary artworks. The show feature works by Tiepolo, Rembrandt, Daumier, Matisse, Picasso, Rivera, Stella, Motherwell, Serra and Sulton, as well as many others. This exhibit will also offer the public a unique opportunity to view previously unseen parts of the collection.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Gallery has planned a Collection Focus, a two-part series of informal discussions to be led by faculty from the University’s Department of the History of Art and Architecture. The first session, which will be led by Assistant Professor Evelyn Lincoln, is set for Thursday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the Bell Gallery. The second one, with Professor Kermit Champa, is scheduled for Thursday, May 17, also at 5:30 p.m. in the Gallery. In addition, as part of Commencement Weekend events, there will be a Gallery tour on Saturday, May 26, at 1 p.m.

The David Winton Bell Gallery is located in the List Art Center, 64 College St., and is open Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. For further information, call (401) 863-2932.