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Michener Art Museum Presents Early Work of Philadelphia Artist Sam Maitin

May 5, 2017

Myths & Nature: Early Prints by Sam Maitin will open on May 6, 2017
DOYLESTOWN, PA — Among other special and permanent exhibitions, the James A. Michener Art Museum will present an exhibition featuring the work of artist Sam Maitin (1928-2004), a Philadelphia-based artist who has been recognized for his playful, visually appealing compositions that are grounded in literature and social issues. Opening on May 6, Myths & Nature: Early Prints by Sam Maitin will be on view through August 27, 2017 in the Bette and Nelson Pfundt Gallery.
Sam Maitin, Stomp, 1968,
Collograph, Collection of the artist’s family

“This engaging exhibition spotlights Sam Maitin’s early prints from the 1950s to the early 1970s, which reveal the artist’s keen interest in exploring themes related to mythology, poetry, and nature. Maitin was a master printmaker and employed the medium to tell dynamic stories with humor and joy,” said Kirsten M. Jensen, Ph.D., the Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest Chief Curator of the Michener Art Museum, who curated the exhibition along with Louise Feder, the Michener’s assistant curator. Jensen continued: “Our exhibition, which brings attention to work unseen for many years, will capture the attention of visitors of all ages.”

The Michener Art Museum will host two Gallery Talks related to the exhibition: the first at 1 pm on Friday, May 12 with Louise Feder, and the second at 2 pm on Wednesday, July 12 with Kirsten Jensen.
Myths & Nature: Early Prints by Sam Maitin is generously supported by Luther W. Brady. The exhibition program in the Bette and Nelson Pfundt Gallery is presented by Vivian Banta and Robert Field. For more details about this exhibition and others at the Michener Art Museum, visit MichenerArtMuseum.org.

 

About The James A. Michener Art Museum

The James A. Michener Art Museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits American art, and promotes the work of nationally and internationally known Delaware Valley artists of all eras and creative disciplines. The museum presents exhibitions that explore a variety of artistic expressions and offers diverse educational programs that develop a lifelong involvement in the arts. Throughout the year, the Michener Art Museum hosts a wide range of programs open to the public, including lectures, artists conversations, gallery talks, artist studio tours, dance performances, jazz performances, family-themed activities, and other events. The museum also offers a diverse selection of art classes for children and adults, which include instruction in drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking as well as programs for the public, schools, and teachers designed to support arts education. The James A. Michener Art Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

The Michener Art Museum is located at 138 South Pine St., Doylestown, PA. The Museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm; Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday noon – 5:00 pm. For more information, visit MichenerArtMuseum.org or call 215.340.9800.

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