Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems from the Housatonic Museum of Art

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 - Friday, February 2, 2024

Visitors often exclaim that the Housatonic Museum of Art is a "hidden gem" -- a world-class art collection within a community college in Bridgeport, CT. They marvel at the quality and quantity of works on view, as the HMA proudly displays its collection throughout the CT State Housatonic Campus. In this special exhibition, new and returning visitors have the opportunity to experience highlights from HMA in one place. The exhibition showcases artwork from U.S. and European modern and contemporary artists, and is arranged in loose chronological sections that provide context for understanding the artists' contributions. Featured Artists in the exhibition include Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, Pablo Picasso, Jacob Lawrence, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Romare Bearden, Ansel Adams, Jenny Holzer, and Marisol.

A brief catalogue accompanies the exhibition, with an essay about the early history of the collection written by Sarah Churchill, Adjunct Instructor of Art History, CT State Community College, and Jennifer Reynolds-Kaye, Director of the Housatonic Museum of Art. This exhibition has been curated by Charlotte Lefland, Collections Manager, and Jennifer Reynolds-Kaye.

View the catalogue here: https://issuu.com/housatonicartmuseum/docs/hma-hiddengemsexhib2023-marshall-08_21_23-digital

  • Seated Black Man, Not dated

    Seated Black Man, Not dated

    Hilla Von Rebay, French-American (1890 - 1967)

    Seated Black Man, Not dated
    Oil on canvas

    Gift of Dr. Paul Brief


  • Voyage of the Poet, Not dated

    Voyage of the Poet, Not dated

    Giorgio De Chirico, Italian (1888 - 1978)

    Voyage of the Poet, Not dated
    Oil on canvas

    Gift of Dr. Benjamin Fine


  • Untitled


    Willem de Kooning, Dutch-American (1904 - 1997)

    Untitled (Standing Woman), 1951-52
    Oil, enamel, charcoal, and collage on cream paper

    Gift of Herman S. Klarsfeld


  • The Incident

    The Incident

    Alex Katz, American (b. 1927)

    The Incident, 1961
    Oil on canvas

    Gift of the artist


  • Burn Baby Burn

    Burn Baby Burn

    Jack Whitten, American (1939 - 2018)

    Burn Baby Burn, 1969
    Oil on canvas

    Gift of Beldock, Levine and Hoffman


  • Canal


    Jane Freilicher, American (1924 – 2014)

    Canal, 1961
    Oil on canvas

    Gift of Jane Freilicher


  • Storage II

    Storage II

    Paul Camacho, Puerto Rican (1929 – 1989)

    Storage II, 1972
    Acrylic on canvas

    Gift of HCC Student Government


  • Carolina Red

    Carolina Red

    Romare Bearden, American (1911 - 1988)

    Carolina Red, 1972
    Oil and collage on wood

    Friends of Housatonic Museum Purchase


  • Untitled


    Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation) (b. 1940)

    Untitled, 1979
    Lithograph on buff Arches wove paper

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Burt Chernow