Saturday, August 28 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
Kruizenga Art Museum
271 Columbia Avenue, Holland, MI 49423-3650
Michael Ayrton’s Minotaur Suite features a suite of ten etchings created by British painter, printmaker and sculptor Michael Ayrton in 1971 that portray the life of the Minotaur, a fearsome half-man, half-bull creature from classical Greek Mythology. The ten prints of the Minotaur Suite will be accompanied by twenty-two additional paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures by Ayrton that illustrate his deep engagement with classical Greek mythology over the last twenty years of his career.
The exhibition is one of several that have been organized by museums and galleries around Great Britain and the United States to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Ayrton’s birth. A new book about Ayrton’s life and artistic career featuring an essay by retired Hope College professor Jack Nyenhuis, one of the world authorities on Michael Ayrton, will also be available for viewing in the exhibition space. The museum is immensely grateful to Professor Emeritus Jack Nyenhuis whose scholarship on Michael Ayrton underpins the interpretive content of this exhibition and who, along with his wife Lee, lent or donated many of the artworks included in the display.
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