Gems from the Koehnline: Recent Acquisitions

May 24 – July 31, 2021

This online exhibition features new additions to the Koehnline Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Among the recent acquisitions are oil paintings and works on paper by Abstract Expressionist artist Joseph Meert (1905-1990); a collage by Chicago artist Barbara Aubin (1928-2014); oil paintings by Chicago artist Judith Roth (1935-2019); three sculptures by Chicago artists Joseph Burlini (b. 1937); digital prints by Chicago artist Darryll Schiff (1948-2020); over 600 works from the estate of Chicago artist William Jacobs (1897-1973) including pastels, glazed metal tiles and oil paintings; Environmental mixed medias by Chicago artist and activist Pearl Hirshfield (b. 1922); two linocuts by Chicago artist Margaret Burroughs (1917- 2010); and Sorrow, a painting and lithograph created in Chicago in 1938 by artist Miriam McKinnie (1906-1987), which is an important image from the Great Depression in support of democracy during the Spanish Civil War.


This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency