Morris Blackburn art exhibit at Brookdale Jan. 22 to Feb. 21


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An exhibition honoring Morris Blackburn’s artworks and his teaching excellence will be on view at Brookdale Community College’s Center for Visual Arts Gallery from Jan. 22 through Feb. 21, 2020.

The exhibition, “Morris Blackburn and his Legacy: Painter, Printmaker, Writer, and Teacher,” features 20 of his paintings, screen prints, wood engravings and etchings, according to the college.

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The exhibition also displays a selection of paintings, drawings and prints by his former students, according to the college that is located in Lincroft.

Blackburn was an early American modernist, an early practitioner of silk screen printing as an art form, and a prolific landscape painter in South Jersey, Philadelphia and Taos, New Mexico, according to the college.

Blackburn was a celebrated teacher for more than 45 years. His lectures were recorded and transcribed throughout his teaching career. His lectures have been edited and prepared for publication, 40 years after his death, according to the college.

“Blackburn’s creative force, combined with his impact as a teacher and mentor to so many others, established his reputation as one of the most important American artists of his generation,” said Marie Naples Maber, exhibition curator.

Blackburn’s works are in the permanent collections of The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The British Museum in London, The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, as well as several other public and private collections worldwide, according to the press release.

The exhibition is free and will be on view at Brookdale from Jan. 22 through Feb. 21, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A public reception will take place on Jan. 24 from 4 to 7 p.m.

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