Library hosting exhibit featuring Krause Collection art

library-artBeginning in November 2014 and extending through the Spring Semester, the Marietta College Legacy Library will be hosting Modern Art from the Krause Collection, an exhibit of four contemporary paintings from around the world. The paintings are available for public viewing in the Schwartz Fireplace Lounge on the first floor of the Legacy Library.

This display, consisting of works ranging from Puerto Rico to New Zealand, Israel to India, reveals the eclectic interests of the donor, Dr. Richard M. Krause '47. Studying medicine after Marietta College, Dr. Krause served as Assistant Surgeon General in the 1970s, and led pioneering research on the AIDS epidemic and coronary disease. An art enthusiast and ardent collector, Dr. Krause recalls that an art exhibition he saw as a student in Marietta College kindled his love for museums, displays, and collecting. 

Paintings on exhibit include:

  • Indian School
  • Holy City of Benares, India
    20th century
    On loan from Dr. Krause
  • Angel Botello
  • Puerto Rico, 1913-1986
    Umbrella Family
    Oil on panel
    Marietta College Permanent Collection, Gift of Dr. Krause
  • New Zealand School
  • Still life with Lilies and Fish
    Oil on canvas
    On loan from Dr. Krause '47
  • Shraga Weil
  • Israel, 1918-2009
    The Artist's Studio
    On loan from Dr. Krause '47

The exhibit is available whenever the Legacy Library is open to the public. Please check the library calendar.