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Gallery Talk: Robert Franklin Gates

January 25, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm



January 25
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
AU Museum 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016

AU Museum Director & Curator Jack Rasmussen will present a lecture on Paint What You See, featuring paintings and watercolors by longtime AU Art Department Professor Robert Franklin Gates.

Free and open to all, please RSVP to tinyurl.com/aumuseumkatzen

Robert Franklin Gates: Paint What You See
Curated by Jack Rasmussen
January 25-May 24, 2020

Robert Franklin Gates: Paint What You See showcases an adventurous artist who greatly influenced the course of Washington art from his arrival from Detroit in 1930, at the age of 24, until his death in 1982 as an AU Professor Emeritus. He was a muralist, painter, printmaker, draftsman, and professor at the Phillips Gallery School and then American University for over forty years. His watercolors earned him early acclaim, signaled by their inclusion in the first very exhibition held at the National Gallery of Art upon its opening in 1941. Gates’ paintings can be found in The Phillips Collection, the Baltimore Museum of Art, Dumbarton Oaks, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Corcoran Legacy Collection and the Watkins Memorial Collection at the American University Museum.

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