These Moved Me.
A few years ago Sepncer Museum curator Steve Goddard asked artist, musician and thinker, Dalton Howard (1943-2010) to list his favorite artists. The list he jotted down after much reflection was not just a run down of Howard's influences, but a thoughtful pairing of figurative artists with abstract artists. As it turned out, a number of the artists were represented in the Spencer's collection by works that are wonderful to see together, and the idea of an exhibit emerged. Exhibited here is a selection from Howard's list, with several of his own works from area collections displayed in the center of the gallery.
Since 1992 Howard's "day job" was serving as a security officer at the Spencer Museum of Art. This exhibition is offered in celebration of the many ways he touched members of our local arts community.
Three of Dalton's pieces
For more pictures of the show see the August 25th posting: