The Art of Collecting is highlighted at March Tuesday Tour

March 26, 2019 GMT

HUNTINGTON — The exhibit “Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection — Presented in Memory of Women’s Art Historian Chris Petteys” continues on view through June 30, at the Huntington Museum of Art.

This exhibit will also be in the spotlight during the March Tuesday Tour at 7 p.m. March 26, when HMA conducts a Collectors’ Forum with women panelists discussing collecting. This is a Macy’s Free Tuesday event.

Spanning the decades between the late 1890s and early 1960s, this exhibition examines the particularly complex challenges female artists confronted in a traditionally conservative region during a period in which women’s social, cultural, and political roles were being redefined and reinterpreted.


Located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Johnson Collection seeks to illuminate the rich history and diverse cultures of the American South. With holdings that offer an extensive survey of artistic activity from the late 18th Century to the present day, the collection works to advance interest in the dynamic role that the art of the South plays in the larger context of American art and to contribute to the canon of art historical literature.

This exhibit is presented In Memory of Women’s Art Historian Chris Petteys and 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.

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