50 Works on Paper at Binghamton University

By Jim Ehmke

Published 01/29 2014 03:45PM

Updated 01/29 2014 05:08PM

Binghamton University has reached into its archives for works by great masters that don't often see the light of day.

50 Works on Paper is an exhibition opening tomorrow evening at the B.U. Art Museum. The show includes prints, drawings and even photographs. It grew out of an effort to properly matte and store the museum's collection.

Director Diane Butler says it's a good time to visit the museum.

"You can see a Durer and a Rembrandt and a Lucas van Leyden and a Whistler and a Goya.  You will see all of those artists represented in this exhibition.  And we can't keep them up very long because of the fragility of the medium.  Works on paper cannot be shown for more than 3 months at a time.  They have to spend most of their time resting in a box," said Butler.

The museum is still seeking sponsors to support the preservation process. The gallery has also re-hung its permanent collection upstairs. 

There will be an opening reception for 50 Works on Paper from 5 to 7 Thursday evening. B.U. music students will perform their own compositions inspired by the artwork at 6 o'clock.

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