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Marxhausen Gallery displays portraiture curated by Robert Mahoney

Friday, Sep. 25, 2015
Ivan Albright. Self Portrait, 55 East Division Street. 1948. Lithograph on paper. From the curated exhibition by Robert Mahoney, The Picture of... Thoughts on Portraiture and Representation from Concordia’s Permanent Collection of Art.
Ivan Albright. Self Portrait, 55 East Division Street. 1948. Lithograph on paper. From the curated exhibition by Robert Mahoney, The Picture of... Thoughts on Portraiture and Representation from Concordia’s Permanent Collection of Art.

Concordia University, Nebraska will display artwork curated by Robert Mahoney as part of a new Marxhausen Gallery of Art exhibit entitled “The Picture...Thoughts of Portraiture and Representation from Concordia’s Permanent Collection of Art” from Oct. 5–Nov. 4. An opening reception will take place Oct. 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. with a special talk from Robert Mahoney at 2 p.m. in the Thom Leadership Education Center (TLEC) auditorium.

Robert Mahoney, former New York art critic, has curated the Concordia’s permanent collection by focusing on portraiture. As he states, “Too often we pass by portraits flatly, without considering if we have just seen an icon, a relic, a mark, (or) a mirror. ‘The Picture…’ implores viewers to look at the third dimension of portraiture in the modern era.”

All exhibits at the Marxhausen Gallery are open to the public and free of charge. The Marxhausen Gallery is located in Jesse Hall and is open Monday–Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed when classes are not in session.