Nichole Hannahs

Artwork from the Masters

by Nichole Hannahs on July 22, 2011 at 6:25 am

Amazing works of art from some world renowned artists set the stage for a new exhibit at the Zanesville Museum of Art.

63 works of art make up "Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection." All these pieces were purchased or donated to the museum over the years. Two are original Rembrant prints. These pieces represent a large restoration project taking place at the museum.

"Over the past three years we’ve been aggressively getting things buried in the collection for one reason or another and putting them out for this special show," said Director Susan Talbot-Stanaway.

The exhibit also features a work from Chagall, Picasso and Matisse. While the works are unique because they’re originals, drawn by the hand of the artist they’re only on display for a short time and won’t be seen for years.

"Works on paper whether water colors or prints are very sensitive to light particularly modern light florescent and so we can only show these for three months every three years and then they have to go back and rest in the dark," explained Stanaway.

These prints will be on display until November 26. The museum is also accepting donations for their restoration projects so pieces like these can be enjoyed by the residents of Southeastern Ohio.