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Harvey Dunn: Imagining Others

Open -
Sun: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Mon - Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-4:00 pm

In all his works, Harvey Dunn desired to go beyond the mere depiction of physical likeness, stating in his credo: “The spirit is the only thing that is true about anything. So the expression of this spirit—that is the main thing.” This exhibition celebrates Dunn’s desire to fully and deeply render truths about humanity. His instruction to students is a fitting lesson: “Feel your picture, get into it, be the character you are painting. Feel his joys, his sorrows, think him, put yourself in his shoes.”

A Privilege

“You should approach your pictures on bended knee, thanking God that you are one of those permitted to see the beauty of things. Love your pictures, don’t approach them with the attitude of being their master, but humbly, thankful of the privilege.”
–Harvey Dunn

A Universal Language

“Art is a universal language, and it is so because it is the expression of the feelings of man. Any man can look at a true work of art and feel kin to it and with him who made it— for he has the same number of heartbeats a minute, comes into the world to face the same joys, sorrows, and anticipations, the same hopes and fears. A vastly different vision may arise in the  consciousness at the mention of a word, but our feelings are the same. By this you may know that the Brotherhood of Man is.”
–Harvey Dunn