Debut: Recent Acquisitions features important acquisitions from the past four years in the McClung Museum’s eclectic arts and culture collection. Many of the objects have never been on display.
From ancient Peruvian ceramics and new additions to our extensive map collection, to Cherokee carving and modern and contemporary works on paper, they reflect the enormous diversity of the McClung’s holdings, and the generosity of donors who helped to add important objects to our collections.
The objects also illustrate the work of museum staff to fill cultural gaps needed to support the McClung’s educational mission. These treasures underscore the museum’s continued relevancy as a site for inspiration and pondering our world and its wonder.
Kaku, 2014, John Hitchcock (American/Comanche/Kiowa, born 1967), from the portfolio Drawn from the McClung Museum, Screenprint, Gift of the artist, 2015.1.15.
Bird’s-eye view of Györ, Hungary (Iaverinum vulgo Rab Anno 1594), 1598, Georg Braun (Cartographer, German, 1542–1622) and Franz Hogenberg (Engraver, Netherlandish, c. 1540–c. 1590), Probably from Civitates Orbis Terrarum, Cologne, Germany, Hand-colored copperplate engraving, Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, 2014.17.49.
Z.W. Bliss and Squint Eyes, c. 1885, Squint Eyes (Cheyenne, 1857–1932), Lead, ink and colored pencil on lined paper, Museum purchase made possible by Michael and Kathy Mouron, 2017.10.21.
Burlesk Runway, 1927, Reginald Marsh (American, 1898–1954), Etching, Museum purchase made possible by Michael and Kathy Mouron, 2017.10.6.
Curated by Assistant Director and Curator of the Arts & Culture Collection, Catherine Shteynberg.