Portrait Drawings & Oil Sketches from Jacques Louis David to Lucien Freud
September 11, 2018 - December 2, 2018
The exhibition explores the evolution of portraiture from the end of the 18th century until the present. In contrast to portraiture as the tired flattery of the rich and powerful at the end of the eighteenth century, the invigorating new movements of Neoclassicism, Romanticism and Realism that took hold of art at the end of the eighteenth century and into the nineteenth century were the result of a desire for a sense of "unvarnished truth," and a more honest and gritty incisiveness of depiction emerged. By the twentieth century, the hallmark of the portrait was individuality; the sense of “personality” was primary, whether stylistically Post-Impressionist, Expressionist, Surrealist, or Realist.
The works are drawn from the collection of esteemed curator, Robert Flynn Johnson, Curator Emeritus, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine arts Museums of San Francisco.
June 16, 2018 - August 12, 2018
Route 66 is emblematic of the American experience. Nearly every aspect of 20th century United States history is reflected in the story of the people and events along the Mother Road. Those who take the journey down Route 66 today can still explore the Main Street of America. Nearly a hundred years of highway culture can be found, whether a thriving relic or decaying ruin. The highway stretches 2,448 miles and crosses through eight states, tracing the migration of people from the Midwest to the Pacific coast. It showcases the stories of people, places, and events from 1926 until today.
America’s Road also features a photo essay created by photographer and author, Russell Olsen. Olsen researched and photographed 75 classic Route 66 service stations, motor courts, cafes, etc. The sites and structures are shown both as they appeared during the mid-20th century and as they appear today.
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Cruise-In at Misericordia University
On Saturday, July 7th we have partnered with the Northeast Pennsylvania Region Antique Automobile Club of America to host a Car Cruse on campus.
Kid's Movie Night with Chick-Fil-A Misericordia
On July 18 children and families are invited to our first movie night featuring a showing of the Disney-Pixar movie, "Cars III." Co-programmed with Chick-Fil-A Misericordia, families are invited to visit the "America's Road" exhibit, where the children will be given an art car kit and a goody bag. They can purchase dinner at Chick-Fil-A in the Banks Student Life Center and go to the Metz Dining Hall to work on their art cars and watch "Cars III