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    The Plattsburgh State Art Museum presents an annual exhibition of Rockwell Kent's art, ephemera or related material. These exhibitions are quite diverse, ranging from artwork from the museum's permanent collection as in "100 Drawings" to artwork from the extended family of Rockwell Kent as in "Generations".
    The exhibition usually opens in May in either the Rockwell Kent Gallery or the Burke Gallery and runs through the following May. Occasionally an exhibition will be extended and moved to another location on campus. The web pages of past exhibitions are available in our exhibition archive and brochures may be available by contacting the museum office.
Current Exhibitions
Thumbnail Image Political Art of Rockwell Kent
Rockwell Kent Gallery         June 9, 2007 - May 30, 2008
Hours: Daily, Noon to 4 PM


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Past Exhibitions
100 Drawings, click to enter 100 Drawings by Rockwell Kent
June 3 - September 17, 2006    Hours: Daily, Noon to 4 PM    Burke Gallery, Myers Fine Arts Building
Traditionally drawing has been at the heart of visual expression—the initial apparition of the ideas—the final road map of the full conception. As this process disappeared in much of the avant-garde aesthetic, Kent remained a stalwart believer in the conceptual and expressionist power of the line.
This exhibition of 100 drawings from the Plattsburgh Collection of over 1,500 works helps explain these aspects of Kent’s work. It also makes apparent the level of maturity, which the Kent Collection is reaching at the Museum.
Lecture:
Jake Wien, noted Kent Scholar and Curator of the recent exhibition Rockwell Kent: The Mythic and the Modern will present a lecture Tuesday, September 5 at 7:00 PM in Yokum Hall, Rm. 200, in celebration of the exhibition 100 Drawings by Rockwell Kent. A reception will follow in the Burke Gallery.
Moby Dick Image, click to enter 75th Anniversary of Publication of Moby Dick
Illustrations by Rockwell Kent
Rockwell Kent Gallery         June 11, 2005 - May 31, 2007        
Hours: Daily, Noon to 4 PM

In Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Lakeside Press Edition of Moby Dick or The Whale by Herman Melville.
Rockwell Kent was originally approached in 1926 by R. R. Donnelley and Sons, Lakeside Press to do illustrations for Richard Henry Dana's Two Years Before the Mast. Kent rejected, but suggested Moby Dick instead. Kent was given complete freedom to design and illustrate the three-volume set. Extensive archival material exists at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, The Rockwell Kent Papers, that document the project.
Thumbnail Image Rockwell Kent: Still Photos of an Active Man
Rockwell Kent Gallery
June 20, 2004 - May 1, 2005
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Rockwell Kent, The Art of the Bookplate, Logo Rockwell Kent, The Art of the Bookplate,
Rockwell Kent Gallery,
May 3, 2003
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Generations, Logo Generations
Artistic Influence of an American Master, Rockwell Kent
Burke Gallery
Jan 26 - March 23, 2002
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Commercialism and Idealism, Logo Commercialism and Idealism
Rockwell Kent, Bringing Art to Advertising
Rockwell Kent Gallery
July 10, 1999 - January 2001
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