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Illuminating Pastels Artist Reception
June 20, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The public is invited to meet the artists at a reception at the museum on Saturday, June 20, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Newburgh is the second city in the U.S. to light a public street with electricity, and it has maintained a heritage as a site of innovation and imagination ever since. This year, on the 150th anniversary of its incorporation, the city celebrates and is celebrated by the artists who illuminate its spirit.
Situated in one of the nation’s most visually impressive natural areas, Newburgh has long been a center for diverse cultural activities. This year’s “Newburgh Illuminated” festival of the arts, the third annual event honoring Thomas Edison’s choice of the city for his innovative source of public lighting, includes as always a celebration of its rich cultural heritage in music and the visual arts. The Karpeles Museum is proud to present an impressive collection of work demonstrating the talents of the community’s many artists. The pastel drawings on display dramatize the power of the medium to illuminate, as Edison’s invention illuminated the streets of our city, both the strength and the elegance of the region in powerful landscapes as well as masterfully composed florals and still lifes.
The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum is located at 94 Broadway, across from City Hall, in the City of Newburgh. The Karpeles Museums are a national chain with nine in the U.S., specializing in the preservation and display of original, historically significant documents and manuscripts. Museum Hours: Thu.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and , Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m.
Admission is always free.
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