Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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March 27, 2013

Coming Up: 3/28/13

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ASHLAND — HIGHLANDS MUSEUM

AND DISCOVERY CENTER

Shopping

‰The gift shop has beautiful handmade Kentucky jewelry, Esther Price Candy, and Ashland and Kentucky souvenirs.

Exhibits

‰Through May — “The Ballantyne Collection.”

‰Through June — “Civil War Sesquicentennial.”

‰Through July — “The Victorian Era: The Queen’s Way” and “Votes for Women: From Seneca Falls to the 19th Amendment.”

Permanent exhibits

‰“Early Kentucky.”

‰“Digging Deeper.”

‰”Country Music Heritage Hall.”

‰“School Daze.”

‰“C.I. Haeberle Medical Exhibit.”

‰“William E. Martin Military Exhibit.”

‰“The Legacy of Jean Thomas.”

Children’s Exhibits

‰”Treehouse of My Own.”

‰”Discovery Cavern.”

‰“The Aqua Zone.”

‰“River Expedition.”

‰ “Interactive dig pit.”

Events

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Cost for adults: $6.50; seniors and children: $5; Members and children 2 and younger admitted free. Rentals of Main Hall for wedding receptions or private parties are available. Call the museum for details.

Phone: (606) 329-8888; Fax: (606) 324-3218; email: christine@highlandsmuseum.com; Web address: Highlandsmuseum.com. The museum is at 1620 Winchester Ave. in Ashland.

HUNTINGTON MUSEUM

OF ART

Collections

‰”The Daywood Collection.” Contains important American artists from the mid-19th century up to 1940.

‰”The Folk Art Collection.” Includes more than 200 examples of paintings, drawings, sculpture, textiles and eccentric furniture by nationally known and self-taught artists.

‰”The Touma Near Eastern Collection” catalog. Highlights selected art and artifacts from the Touma collection, which features 400 objects.

‰”The Herman P. Dean Firearms Collection.” The result of a lifetime of collecting. Dean was known internationally for his collection and expertise on the subject of firearms.

‰”American Collection.” Encompasses paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, glass, folk art, decorative arts and material culture objects; also small collections of Native American works from North, Central and South America.

‰”European Collection.” European painting, sculpture, drawings and prints range in date from the mid 16th century up to the mid 20th century and contains approximately 555 works.

‰”Folk Art Collection.” Includes more than 200 examples of paintings, drawings, sculpture, textiles and eccentric furniture by nationally known, self-taught artists.

‰”Asian Collection.” The works in the museum’s holdings date from 206 B.C. through A.D. 220 to early 20th century. Most are from Japan and China.

‰”Winslow Anderson Collection of Haitian Art.” Collection of 156 paintings, metal cut-outs, and wooden sculptures, have not been seen outside of the Tri-State Region, with the exception of five works that were part of the exhibition titled “Haitian Art,” organized by The Brooklyn Museum in 1978.

‰”Dr. Marion C. Korstanje Collection of Natural History Prints.” More than 200 natural history prints, concentrating on bird and botanical subjects.

‰”Wilbur Myers Art Glass Collection.” Contains more than 4,000 examples of the glassmaker's art.

‰”Print Collection.” Features works by old masters such as Durer and Rembrandt as well as contemporary artists including Jasper Johns, Chuck Close and Kiki Smith.

‰”Sculpture Collection.” Includes outstanding examples by 19th and 20th century artists.

Exhibits

‰Through April 7 — “American Impressionism.” American Impressionists within the permanent collection include: Childe Hassam, J. Alden Weir, John Singer Sargent, Frank Benson, W. Elmer Schofield and Arthur Meltzer, to name a few.

‰Through Oct. 20 — “Huntington Federal Savings Bank presents: Mr. Fitz: Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Huntington Museum of Art.”

Events

‰Friday, 7 p.m. — Walter Gropius Master Artist Public Presentation.

‰Tuesday, 7 p.m. — March Tuesday Tour.

Open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 2033 McCoy Road, Huntington. For more information, call (304) 529-2701 or visit hmoa.org.

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