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Selections from “The Daywood Collection” to go on view at HMA

The Huntington Museum of Art will present selections from The Daywood Collection from July 16, 2022, through Feb. 12, 2023.

The Daywood Collection exhibit will include such prestigious paintings as Lincoln’s Birthday Flags, 1918 and Windmill at Sundown, East Hampton by Childe Hassam; The Heavens are Telling by Emil Carlsen; and The Cedar Walk by William James Glackens. The exhibit also includes an etching titled Descent from the Cross by Rembrandt van Rijn and fan favorites Joyce, an oil painting by Howard Somerville, and The Watcher, an oil painting by Frank Weston Benson.

Arranging and placing the art in a manner that complements both the works and the gallery is just part of the task of creating an exhibition, said HMA Senior Curator/ Exhibition Designer John Farley. “It’s a distinct challenge to take a very large collection that encompasses paintings, prints, sculpture and glass and come up with an arrangement that works within the gallery space, but I believe we have created an attractive and informative exhibit,” Farley said.

If visitors notice that some of their favorite Daywood Collection works are not on display, there is an explanation, Farley said. “Many highlights from The Daywood Collection, including the oil painting Kathleen by Robert Henri, are currently in a multi-venue, traveling exhibit toured by International Arts & Artists,” he said.

The Daywood Collection became the jewel of the Huntington Museum of Art permanent collection when it was donated to HMA, then the Huntington Galleries, in 1967 by Ruth Woods Dayton. She and her husband, Arthur Spencer Dayton, built the collection together until his death in 1948. The Daywood Collection continued to grow through purchases and gifts until 1967.

This exhibit is presented with support from The Isabelle Gwynn and Robert Daine Exhibition Endowment.

This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

For more information on exhibits and programs at the Huntington Museum of Art, visit hmoa.org or call (304) 529-2701. HMA is fully accessible.

West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement.