‘Guild Hall: An Adventure in the Arts’ to Feature Work of Artists from East Hampton Area

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 20, 2009 — The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus will present “Guild Hall: An Adventure in the Arts,” beginning Aug. 14.

The public is invited to attend a reception on Friday, Sept. 4, from 5-8 p.m.  The exhibit will remain on display through Nov. 1.

This exhibit includes more than 70 works by more than 40 artists, spanning the early 20th century to the present, who lived and worked in the East Hampton area. Included are works by Chuck Close, Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist and Andy Warhol. Guild Hall: An Adventure in the Arts: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Guild Hall Museum was organized by the Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, N.Y., in association with Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, Calif.  The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum is the sponsor of this exhibition. Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Museum hours Tues.-Fri.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends: 1-4 p.m. For additional information, visit www.semo.edu/museum/ or call (573) 651-2260.