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Art Museum Sponsors Concert, Lecture and Tea
To Celebrate New Gainsborough Acquisition

Contact: Ralph Derickson

 

The painting, a gift from Mrs. Frederick Leas Van Lennep and family, dates from the 1780s and is set against a dark background. The luminescent figure of Mrs. Browne is composed of loosely painted, muted colors. The portrait is on view in the museum’s collection galleries.

 

May 9, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- To recognize an acquisition to the University of Kentucky Art Museum’s permanent collection, “Portrait of Mrs. Francis John Browne,” a portrait by the English painter Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) , the museum is sponsoring a concert, lecture and tea Saturday, May 31.

The painting, a gift from Mrs. Frederick Leas Van Lennep and family, dates from the 1780s and is set against a dark background. The luminescent figure of Mrs. Browne is composed of loosely painted, muted colors. The portrait is on view in the museum’s collection galleries.

The Karp Quartet will play music by British composers at 3 p.m. in the Art Museum located in the Singletary Center for the Arts. John Wilson, Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, will speak at 3:45 p.m. followed by afternoon tea.

The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested by calling the Museum at (859) 257-5716.

The Art Museum is open noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, and noon to 8 p.m. on Fridays. The museum is closed Mondays and university holidays.


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