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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Sam Yates, director of the Ewing Gallery at the University of Tennessee, will discuss the Samek Art Gallery exhibition, "Life in the City: The Art of Joseph Delaney," Aug. 29 at 5 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University. The talk, which will be followed by a reception, is open to the public without charge.
"Delaney is a noted 20th-century African American artist who is belatedly becoming recognized for his contributions," said Dan Mills, director of the Samek Art Gallery. "This exhibition is the first major exhibition of Delaney’s work since his death.
"Recognized but never celebrated during his life, Delaney is now represented in collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum," he said.
Born in Tennessee in 1904, Delaney moved to New York City in 1930. In the 50 years he lived there, he painted the people, buildings, parades and other aspects of life in the city. "Committed to representation, his work is figurative and pictorial, in ways that expressively capture people, events and the atmosphere of mid-century life in New York," said Mills.
This exhibition is curated by Sam Yates and organized by the Ewing Gallery at the University of Tennessee. The Delaney exhibition will close Sept. 27.
The Samek Art Gallery is located on the third floor of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell. Admission is free. Gallery hours are weekdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; weekends 1 to 5 p.m., and by appointment. The Gallery is accessible by elevator. For more information about the gallery, call 577-3792 or see http://www.bucknell.edu/SamekArtGallery/
Posted Aug. 24, 2006