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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (EASTON, MD – JULY 7, 2017)                         

Academy Art Museum Plein Air Collection Featured in “Curator’s Choice” Exhibition and Plein Air Lecture at the Avalon Theatre 

During the upcoming Plein Air Easton Festival, the Academy Art Museum and the Avalon Foundation will present at the Avalon Theatre the exhibition, “Curator’s Choice,” featuring Plein Air paintings selected from the Museum’s Permanent Collection by Senior Curator Anke Van Wagenberg, PhD. Through a new collaboration between the Academy Art Museum and the Avalon Foundation, the exhibition highlights prize winners and leading pieces from Plein Air Easton between 2006 and 2008, including works by popular plein air artists Tim Bell, Jill Carver, Stephen Griffin and others. The paintings were donated to the Museum by a generous patron of both institutions.

Another feature of the new collaboration is a free slide lecture on “The History of Plein Air Painting,” given by Van Wagenberg on Sunday, July 16, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Avalon Theatre. For further information, visit or