. July 17, 2010 . 0 Comments

The Huntington Museum of Art will host an opening reception at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 18, 2010, for Curiosity and Wonder: The Collection of Dr. Marion C. Korstanje. Admission to the opening reception is free.

This exhibit, which features a selection of works given to HMA by the late Dr. Marion C. Korstanje, opened on June 12 and will continue through Sept. 26, 2010. The exhibit focuses heavily on botanical and bird prints, but also includes old master prints and Asian ceramics.

In conjunction with this exhibit, HMA’s Fitzpatrick Society will host Joel Oppenheimer from Joel Oppenheimer Gallery in Chicago at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010. Oppenheimer will speak about Audubon prints. Admission is free.

Born in 1930, Dr. Marion C. Korstanje was the son of immigrants who came to the United States from the Netherlands to establish a bulb and flower business in Sybene, Ohio. He lived his life as a true renaissance man and became a noted ophthalmologist in Huntington, practicing for more than 40 years. He spoke many languages, loved reading, nature, travel and art, especially Asian ceramics, natural history and old master prints.

This exhibition will present a selection of works from the more than 250 works donated to the Museum’s permanent collection by Dr. Korstanje between the years 1969 and his death in 2007.
On view are works by the top artists working in the field of botanical and bird prints, including Mark Catesby, John Gould, John James Audubon, Alexander Wilson, Crispyn van de Passe, Pierre Joseph Redoute, and many others.

For more information, call (304) 529-2701. HMA is fully accessible.

This exhibit is generously sponsored by The Huntington Museum of Art Fitzpatrick Society; The Katherine & Herman Pugh Exhibitions Endowment; W. Bart Andrews In Honor of Doris Andrews; Anonymous; Warren and Judith Dumke In Memory of Anne Csernica; Dr. and Mrs. Michael Fiery; In Honor of Katherine Gleaton; Janina Michael In Memory of Adam Johnson; Dr. and Mrs. Joseph A. LoCascio; Mrs. Ruth I. Morris In Memory of Charles B. Morris, Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. Leon K. Oxley; Tully S. Roisman, M.D.; Dr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Scott.; and West Virginia Division of Culture and History and West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

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