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Oct 08, 2014 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

Featured Artist – Frank Duveneck

Frank Duveneck was born in Kentucky on October 9, 1848, to German immigrants. He worked as a sign painter and an assistant to a church decorator. In 1870 he traveled to Munich, to study at the Royal Academy and continued his studies in church decorating. Upon his return from Munich,

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Sep 30, 2014 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

October – Art with Friends book signing and reading

Tuscaloosa Moon, written under the pen name Carolyn Breckinridge, tells of the life and death of Dr. Priscilla Beaty. Dr. Beaty is an elementary school principal and single mother to two sons, a former Crimsonette who lives her love of the Crimson Tide every day of the year.  Unfortunately she as a

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Jun 27, 2014 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

Thomas Sully – Featured Artist

Artist Thomas Sully was born June 19, 1783 in Hornecastle, England.  His parents were actors who emigrated to America with their children in 1792 and settled in Charleston, South Carolina.  His brother and brother in law were his early art instructors, teaching him the art of making miniatures.  In 1807

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Apr 10, 2014 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

Drawn to the Light – the paintings of Evan Wilson

  “A ray of sunlight spilling across a pillow; Slivers of light on a river; Reflections on a silver vase; Evan Wilson’s paintings take viewers to a realm where light reigns.  From subtle, complex skin tones, to folds in a bedspread or kimono, to bolder sunbeams, light is the underlying element,

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Mar 31, 2014 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

April 1st – closing early

On Tuesday, April 1st the Tuscaloosa Museum of Art: Home of the Westervelt Collection will be closing at 5:00 pm in order to have some maintainence performed.  The museum will reopen on Wednesday, April 2nd at 10:00 am.

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Dec 12, 2013 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

Featured Artist – Paul Manship

Paul Howard Manship was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on December 24, 1885, the son of Charles H. and Mary Etta (Friend) Manship. The sculptor considered it a good omen that he was vorn the seventh child of a seventh daughter.  Manship began to draw in emulation of his sister

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Nov 19, 2013 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

William Merritt Chase – Featured Artist

William Merritt Chase was born in rural Williamsburg, Indiana, on November 1, 1849. The Chase family later moved to Saint Louis, where the young painter gained support from local patrons for European study.  In 1872 he entered the Royal Academy in Munich. Chase lived in Europe for almost seven years yet remained

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Sep 12, 2013 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

September Headline – Battle of Antietam

Beginning early on the morning of September 17, 1862, Confederate and Union troops in the Civil War clash near Maryland’s Antietam Creek in the bloodiest one-day battle in American history. The Battle of Antietam  marked the culmination of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s first invasion of the Northern states. Guiding his

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Aug 14, 2013 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

Frank Earle Schoonover – Featured artist

Frank Earle Schoonover was born on August 19th 1877 in Oxford New Jersey.  In 1896 an advertisement in the Philadelphia Inquirer for illustration classes would lead him to Drexel University and the man who would become his mentor, Howard Pyle. In 1898 and 1899 he was awarded one of ten

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Jun 18, 2013 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

June Headline

On June 18, 1812 a day after the Senate followed the House of Representatives in voting to declare war against Great Britain, President James Madison signs the declaration into law–and the War of 1812 begins. The American war declaration, opposed by a sizable minority in Congress, had been called in response

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