Joslyn Art Museum presents the first major museum exhibition of the works of Omaha artist Kent Bellows. The Joslyn has been contemplating an exhibition of Kent Bellows' art work since his passing in 2005. Now, under the direction of independent curator Molly S. Hutton, Ph.D., the exhibition will open on September 25, 2010 and run until January 16, 2011. The exhibition consists of 74 pieces of art made by Bellows, including paintings, drawings, lithographs and set constructions. This is not a retrospective exhibition, but instead concentrates on the detailed, realistic, mature work which was the hallmark of Kent Bellows' career. This exhibition is a landmark for the museum as it has never before hosted an exhibition of this size for a local artist.
This is the link to the Joslyn's announcement of the Bellows Exhibition.
Once you see his work you too will be saying “simply remarkable” and you’ll also understand why the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC has two of Kent’s in their permanent collection…he is one of two Nebraska artists who can claim this distinction…”simply remarkable”!
- Trevor Fuhrman