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Flora and Fauna: Beth Van Hoesen Prints
August 13 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until August 19, 2018
Staff at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA) often remark, “Every day can be like Christmas morning” because gifts to SLOMA have a way of coming at random times, from unexpected places, by previously unknown benefactors. “It’s a kind of magic—making it fun to answer the phone and open the mail,” laughs Ruta Saliklis, curator and director of exhibitions. One such morning happened in November 2016. Out of the blue, an executor of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust sent an email offering SLOMA a selection of Beth Van Hoesen prints and drawings as a donation. This is the first opportunity to view the artwork gifted to SLOMA almost two years ago. Beth Van Hoesen (1926–2010) was a major figure in 20th century printmaking, and a masterful draftsman and close observer of nature. Van Hoesen’s soft-spoken but evocative imagery received vast critical acclaim, with some of her most beloved drawings and prints featuring animals.