Small and Stellar

Small and Stellar:
little works from the permanent collection
On display through Saturday, June 27, 2020

Image: Lyman Byxbe, Bridal Veil Falls, etching on paper, 1939-40

Smaller artworks are often overlooked when on display.  They are grouped with other artworks or overshadowed by their larger neighbors.  Small and Stellar: little works from the permanent collection is giving some of the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s smallest pieces room to shine. 

But why create small at all? 

“I’m reminded of what an art teacher once told me, ‘Students, if you can’t paint well, at least paint large.’ His point was a small work of art demands near perfect skills, for every detail is scrutinized intimately as though under a microscope. Many artists will tell you that small works, with all of their unique challenges, offer tremendous satisfaction for them and viewer alike.”

-Renée Phillips is the Founder/Director/Editor of Manhattan Arts International.

Small and Stellar: little works from the permanent collection features twelve petite artworks from the Museum’s Permanent Collection.  You are invited to scrutinize these works and find the hidden treasures in their tiny details.  The exhibition will be on display through Saturday, June 27.

Please Note: Museum hours and access to the building have changed.  Please visit the Museum’s website, www.macniderart.org, for the most up to date information and visitor instructions.  You can also call the Museum at 641-421-3666.