Gordon & Copey Hanes Art Exhibition to Feature Works by Rembrandt & Picasso at WSSU

By Staff


Masterpieces by internationally known Renaissance, modern, and contemporary artists and printmakers, such as Salvador Rosa, Rembrandt van Rijn, Romare Bearden, Pablo Picasso, and Robert Rauschenberg, will be part of an exhibition on display from June 10-September 20, 2016 at The Diggs Gallery of Winston-Salem State University. An opening reception will be held from 5:30-7:30pm on Friday, June 10 at the gallery.

The exhibition, “A Legacy Reunited: The Gordon and Copey Hanes Print Collection”, co-curated by Diggs Gallery Director Endia Beal and Assistant Professor of Art History Lisandra Estevez, is a collaboration between The Diggs Gallery and Salem Academy and College that unites pieces donated to each school by the Hanes family.

“As extraordinary patrons of the arts, the Hanes family’s contributions form the core of the permanent collections at The Diggs Gallery and Salem College,” said Endia Beal, director of The Diggs Gallery. “This exhibition displays the vision and the dedication of the Hanes family and embraces the Hanes’ vision of the arts as a vital and instrumental tool in community building and engagement in Winston-Salem.”

In addition to the exhibition, Winston-Salem State University and Salem Academy and College are partnering on outreach projects designed to engage, educate, and inspire community members. Summer school students from the Ken Carlson Boys and Girls club will join the Diggs Gallery for a two-day printmaking workshop taught by Salem Academy and College instructor Kim Varnadoe.

The exhibition is made possible thanks to a grant from the James G. Hanes Memorial Fund.