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June, 2015

Eastman Johnson’s “The Freedom Ring” on View at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

A masterwork by 19th century American genre painter Eastman Johnson is now on loan to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. Painted in 1860, The Freedom Ring is a powerful and enduring document of the abolitionist movement. It will hang for the remainder of the year alongside Johnson’s famed 1859 work Negro Life at the South, which is on extended loan from The New York Historical Society. These

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May, 2015

Joe Houston Elected President of APAA

Hallmark Art Collection Curator Joe Houston was elected President of the Association of Professional Art Advisors (APAA). Headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, the APAA is the standard setting organization for the industry that includes prominent private art advisors and in-house corporate curators from around the world. Hallmark Art Collection has been a long-time institutional member of the APAA. Citigroup, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer Inc. and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. are

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February, 2015

Opening of Hallmark Art Collection Gallery

Hallmark Visitors Center has just opened a newly designed gallery space dedicated to rotating exhibits from the Hallmark Art Collection. The inaugural exhibition Indelible: African American prints from the Hallmark Art Collection is now on display through the end of August. Exhibitions of approximately 6 months in duration will be on public view free of charge at the Visitors Center located in the Crown Center complex. A video showing the

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Indelible: African American prints from the Hallmark Art Collection

This exhibition offers a cross-section of the diverse perspectives to be found in the work of contemporary African American artists. Addressing a wide array of issues in a variety of pictorial styles, these artists share a common concern for history, often tapping into our collective unconscious to powerful effect. The medium of printmaking is also a connecting thread due in great part to the efforts of master printer Robert Blackburn.

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January, 2015

Kehinde Wiley and Other Prominent Artists Honored by State Department

Secretary of State John Kerry presented the second U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts on January 21, 2015. Hallmark Art Collection artists Kehinde Wiley, Julie Mehretu and Sam Gilliam were among the artists honored by The Department of State’s office of Art in Embassies (AIE). The seven artists will be honored for their outstanding commitment and contributions to the AIE program and international cultural exchange. Art in Embassies was

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