Art museum opening second permanent collection exhibit


The NAU Art Museum is opening its second permanent collection exhibition, “The Collection: East to West.”

The exhibit is scheduled to run through July 28.

This year’s collection exhibit will feature artists from different genres in each gallery.

The Japanese woodblocks will include Hiroshi Yoshida’s “Avenue of Cherry Trees.” Contemporary/abstract artists featured will include Joan Miro, sculptor Ben Goo and painter Geza Nemeth.

The East Gallery will feature contemporary Western art with pieces from artists such as Harry Jackson and Joseph Beeler, who died in April. The Far East gallery will feature artists from the Latin and South American genres such as Jose Orosco, Diego Rivera and Raul Anguiano.

NAU’s permanent collection features major artist such as Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder and Ben Goo.

The museum also operates a unique gift store featuring artists from all over the country and some local artists such as painter Joe Maktima and glass blower George Averbeck.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. For information call (928) 523-3471 or visit theĀ museum web page.