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History of the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art Permanent Collection

History of the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art Permanent Collection By Elizabeth Mangone, MCMA Curatorial Intern, Summer 2020   The Marietta Cobb Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection began in 1989 with the accession of A Busy Square, Brussels. The watercolor painting depicts a square overlooked by a Renaissance-Baroque style cathedral. It was painted by Frank …

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Negate

Negate (1978) by Daniel Douke (b. 1943) Acrylic on panel Donated by the Thea Westreich Collection [1991.012.005] Negate This is artwork–not just a box! It is also one of the most “contentious” pieces in the MCMA Permanent Collection… Daniel Douke specializes in illusory painting-sculptures that appear to be actual objects. The paper, tape, and scuffs …

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