Current Print Exhibition

Metaphysical Ink-lings
Susan Soriente, Curator
May 1, 2014 through September 9, 2014

Metaphysical Ink-lings
An Exhibition of Religion Themed Artwork
An Exhibition from the Gladys M. Lux Print Collection

The Lux Historical Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of eighteen prints from the Gladys M. Lux Master Print Collection that includes a number of prints by world renowned artists. Two prints each by artists Marc Chagall, Rembrandt, Albrecht Durer and four by Georges Rouault are among those exhibited in Metaphysical Ink-lings. In addition single prints by Jean Charlot and Lucas Cranach are in the exhibition.

This exhibit acknowledges Ms. Lux’s life-long interest in religion and her passion for great art by incomparable artists. These two themes came together in her print collection that she then incorporated into another meaningful area of her life—art education. As an instructor of art at Nebraska Wesleyan University from 1927-1967, she knew that many of her students while growing up had had little exposure to art and often no opportunity to visit art galleries. In order to give her students an experience of fine art, Ms. Lux used her print collection to enrich her classes and enhance her students’ appreciation and understanding of art. After her retirement, Ms. Lux generously bequeathed her collection of master prints to the LUX Center for the Arts.

Metaphysical Ink-lings will be on view from May 1 to September 9, 2014 on the second floor in the Gladys M. Lux Historical Gallery.

Susan Soriente, Curator of the Gladys M. Lux Print and Historical Collections.