Equity Exhibit Opening on Display in Crisp Museum


Photo of a 1927 oil painting on canvas titled "Rudi in the Mountains" by Anthony Toney that will be featured in the "Equity" exhibit.

This 1927 oil painting on canvas titled “Rudi in the Mountains” by Anthony Toney will be featured in the “Equity” exhibit.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The date of the opening and reception for this exhibit has been changed from a previous news release distributed to area media. The correct dates are contained in this release.


April 17, 2009 – “Equity: Selections from the Permanent Collection” will open June 19 in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

The public is invited to attend a reception on Friday, June 19, from 4 to 6 p.m.  The exhibit will remain on display through Aug. 9.

This exhibition includes works by 23 artists from the Crisp Museum’s permanent collection, all of whom are or were members of New York Artists Equity Association, Inc. (NYAEA) or its predecessor organization Artists Equity Association (AEA). The artists represented in the exhibition were born between 1884 (José de Creeft) and 1955 (Peter Colquhoun). Consequently, the 25 works in the exhibition have a wide variety of styles and interests, which include paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures.

NYAEA traces its roots back to 1947 when AEA was founded as “a national, non-political, esthetically non-partisan organization representing the professional artists of America.” Today, NYAEA functions primarily as an advocate for the artists’ issues.

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.

For more information on this event, contact the Crisp Museum at (573) 651-2260.