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Freyberger Gallery presents “Treasure on Site: Art from Our Permanent Collection

The Penn State Berks Freyberger Gallery will present “Treasure on Site: Art from Our Permanent Collection” beginning March 22, 2012. There will be an opening reception for faculty and staff on Monday, March 26, from 1:00–2:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

More than thirty works of art acquired over the years for the college’s permanent collection will be on display. Many of these works of art have not been seen by the campus community as they were previously installed in offices or other spaces. This exhibit offers the opportunity to view these works together for the first time. This exhibition is engagingly installed in collections: art work grouped in terms of themes, media, or subject matter.

The collection has grown significantly over the decades, with art purchased from individual and group exhibitions, and a number of works donated to the college by the artists or as gifts from friends of the college. Many pieces are accompanied by the original mailer announcement card about the exhibition, as well as the critical reviews from the Reading Eagle, and other publications.

As in the past, faculty and staff will have an opportunity to select art for their offices and common areas through a lottery. Voting by ballot for the art begins on March 26 and ends April 16. Winners will be announced after April 16, and art work will be installed in selected sites this summer.

The Freyberger Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. For more information, contact Marilyn Fox, Gallery Director, at 610-396-6140 or via e-mail at MJF14@psu.edu.

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