Three new exhibits at the NAU Art Museum to challenge visitors’ perceptions

April 24, 2019

Northern Arizona University’s Art Museum has three exhibits promising to charm all its visitors. Featuring contemporary and notable artworks from two collections, and illustrations from recently acquired sketches by American illustrator Cyrus L. Baldridge, these displays are offered through May 1.

“Contemporary Work from the Collection” spotlights acquisitions from the last several years that align with the mission of the museum to collect and display works of art that challenge visitors’ perceptions and expectations.

“Selections from the Marguerite Hettel Weiss Bequest” features a range of notable sculptures and paintings. Of particular note are two portraits by Diego Rivera, as well as works by Arizona’s homegrown surrealist, Philip Curtis.

“Cyrus L. Baldridge, American Illustrator” includes a selection of work from the recently acquired preparatory sketches commissioned by the publishers.

The NAU Art Museum is located at 620 S. Knoles Drive and is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Entrance to the museum is free, though a $2 donation is suggested.