Press Releases for the Exhibition
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
Silvana Foti, chair of the Art Department at Methodist University, Sandra McFarlane, owner of Old Town Gallery, and John "Mac" Healy, president of Healy Wholesale Company, Inc., moved select pieces from the Fayetteville Museum of Art to the William F. Bethune Center Jan. 31, 2011. The art was put on display in William F. Bethune Center Friday, Feb. 4, 2011.
"It is a pleasurable opportunity to be able to select a body of work from the Fayetteville Museum of Art's permanent collection," said Foti.
In May of 2010, the Board of Trustees of the Fayetteville Museum of Art voted to close its doors and retain its name with the intention of reopening the museum at a future date.
"Although saddened by the museum's closing, Methodist University's Art Department can now display works by local, national, and international artists," said Foti. "Methodist University is fortunate to be in a position to help the Fayetteville Museum of Art in a way that will also benefit those persons at Methodist University and within the community."
According to Healy, over 700 pieces of the remaining art will be housed in storage at the Fayetteville Museum of Art until further notice.
MAY 18, 2011
In February of 2011, 47 pieces of art from the permanent collection of the Fayetteville Museum of Art were put on display in the David McCune International Art Gallery of the William F. Bethune Center for Visual Arts. Many of the same works are being featured, as well as other works that were not featured during the spring semester.
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