Permanent collection Preservation Project"
WE ARE excited TO ANNOUNCE THAT HUMANITIES KANSAS RECENTLY AWARDED $3,447 TO THE HUTCHINSON ART CENTER IN SUPPORT OF THE “PERMANENT COLLECTION PRESERVATION PROJECT.”
The project will update and expand HAC’s catalog documenting the three-hundred sixty five (365) piece art collection. The gallery visitors will benefit from increased access to information about the pieces in the collection: biographical information about the artist, brief information about the significance of the specific piece, how and when the item was acquired, and information about the donor if applicable. Additionally the catalog will be made available on HAC’s digital platforms. Funding from Humanities Kansas will include the cost of an eight-week intern position necessary for the museum-standard catalog documentation.
On August 23rd, the HAC will host a public event to showcase its permanent collection with the newly acquired information during the 70th anniversary celebration of the Art Center. Two pieces will receive special attention for their special relationship to Hutchinson: Marvel Senti’s 1970’s oil painting titled “Swings” which depicts one of the Kansas State Fair rides; and a painting by Jesse Wallace Corsaut, a Hutchinson native who traveled around the United States making a living as an artist. Corsaut was honored by creating the Presidential Medallion for President Bill Clinton and being awarded the Scopus Medal by Nancy Reagan in Washington, D.C. for his John Wayne and Native American sculptures.
The celebration will focus on the seventy-year history of the organization by telling the stories of those individuals involved in the establishment, growth and development of HAC as an important cultural entity in the region.