“She Sweeps with Many-Colored Brooms”: Paintings and Prints by Emily Mason - Opens today!

Sunday, November 22, 2020 — 9:30am - 10:30am

“She Sweeps with Many-Colored Brooms”: Paintings and Prints by Emily Mason - Opens today! 

Emily Mason (American, 1932-2019). Ask the East, 1968. Oil on paper. © 2020 Emily Mason Studio / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.​

Named for one of the artist’s favorite Emily Dickinson poems, the new Bruce Museum exhibition “She Sweeps with Many-Colored Brooms”: Paintings and Prints by Emily Mason showcases the vibrant work of Emily Mason (1932-2019). Characterized by brilliant hues laid down in thin layers of varying transparency, often superimposed in surprising color combinations, Mason’s work is the result of a rare alliance between spontaneity and premeditation.

On view in the Bruce Museum’s recently renovated main art gallery from November 22, 2020 through March 21, 2021, this major new art exhibition highlights Mason’s earliest experiments in oil on paper and in printmaking from two decades of intense innovation in her career: paintings from 1958 to 1968 and prints from 1985 to 1996.

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