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Exhibit Showcasing Cayuga Museum’s Art Collection Opens Saturday


An upcoming exhibit will showcase one local museum’s vast art collection.

The Cayuga Museum of History & Art and the Schewinfurth Art Center are partnering to host Expanded Vision: Two Centuries of Paintings from the Cayuga Museum Collection. The exhibit will see nearly all of the museum’s paintings displayed at the art center.

Kirsten Gosch is the Executive Director of the Cayuga Museum. Speaking with Finger Lakes News Radio. she said the collection makes for an impressive sight.

“We’ve had a lot of this work out before,” Gosch said, “but really when you put it all in one place and you can see it on the scale that it’s displayed on right now, it’s really something to take in. It’s really exciting.”

In total, 90 paintings from the museum’s collection will be on display at the Schweinfurth, with the oldest dating back to the 1820s. Gosh added that, without the art center’s space, it would be impossible to display the collection.

“Even if we took every single gallery [space] that we have and hung [the artwork] floor to ceiling we still would not be able to fit them all,” Gosch explained.

Expanded Vision will open on Saturday with a reception from 2:00-4:00p. The exhibit will be on display until March 9. It will reopen on March 23 and be viewable until April 27.

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