Gems from the Koehnline: Recent Acquisitions
May 24 – July 31, 2021
This online exhibition features new additions for 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); 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 painting; Environmental mix medias by Chicago artist and activist Pearl Hirshfield (b. 1922); and “Sorrow,” created as a painting and as a lithograph, an important image from the Great Depression in support to democracy during the Spanish Civil War created in Chicago in 1938 by artist Miriam McKinnie (1906-1987).