Harry Ahn Retrospective Exhibit Attracts Record Attendance at The Buchanan Museum of Fine Art
Buchanan Michigan museumís signature retrospective exhibition of internationally known artist Harry Ahn shatters prior attendance records with viewings by thousands of people.
The Buchanan Museum of Fine Art opened its May 29th Retrospective featuring the works of International realist artist Harry Ahn which generated record museum attendance and exhibit viewing. As the 2010 Grand Prize winner at the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition and recipient of 2010 First Place Members Award in Sketch, sponsored by the Portrait Society of America, Ahnís works continue to draw increasing levels of public attention with critically acclaimed works of portraiture and genre studies.
ďIf ever there was an artist who illustrates true success in the fine arts, itís Harry AhnĒ, says Jeffrey Antisdel, Managing Director of the Buchanan Museum of Fine Art. ďWhen we opened the Ahn Retrospective, we were amazed at the number students of Ahnís work who arrived, many themselves from all walks of life, some being art educators and museum professionals, with many who traveled great distances to continue learning from, and about, a truly remarkable artist. Indeed, many patrons returned multiple times to view these incredible works of art.Ē
Antisdel adds, ďIt is clear that an early childhood as a homeless Korean refugee had a profound effect on Ahnís perspective and inspirations in the creation of many of his finest works of art. Thereís an inherent sense of humility and truth that resonate within his works, many capturing people and places that tell a story all their own. Ahnís life work represents a true, one-of-a-kind signature style thatís resonates with people from all walks of life. We are incredibly pleased to host this Retrospective, itís been wonderful for the museum, and for City of Buchanan as well.Ē
About the Buchanan Museum of Fine Art
Recognized as Southwestern Michiganís largest public art museum, the Buchanan Museum of Fine Art is focused exclusively on the conservation, preservation and exhibition of historic works of American and European art. Underwritten by private investment and the volunteer efforts of prominent citizens Southwestern Michigan, the Buchanan Museum Collection is housed in the nationally recognized Collins & Weaver Opera House (circa 1867).
Historically, the Buchanan ďOpera HouseĒ served as a cultural center to Southwestern Michigan, with music, theatre, lectures, political caucuses, socials and graduations held on premises. Notably, this historic site also served some of the first motion picture showings held in the early 20th Century. The Buchanan Museum of Fine Art is proud to continue with its heritage, with ongoing contributions to art education through the exhibition historic works of fine art.
The Buchanan Museum is a proud member of the Michigan Museums Association and is open to the General Public. Admission is free of charge.
Buchanan Museum of Fine Art
104 Front Street
Buchanan, Michigan 49107
About Harry S. Ahn
Harry Ahn represents the quintessential American success story in the fine arts. Originally a homeless Korean refugee Korean War, Harry Ahnís gift for art was evident when he immigrated to America at a young age. Ahn has since devoted his entire life to art education and the creation of great works of art inspired by the world around him.
Harry Ahn is a member of the American Society of Portrait Artists, CKHAA Chicago, the New York Society of Portrait Artists, the Northern Indiana Art Association, and The Pallet & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts of Chicago, Illinois, the Portrait Club of America, UPAU of Washington D.C., and the Oil Painters of America. More information about Harry Ahn can be found in Whoís Who in International Art.
Mr. Ahn is a member of the American Society of Portrait Artists, CKHAA Chicago, the New York Society of Portrait Artists, the Northern Indiana Art Association, and The Pallet & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts of Chicago, Illinois, the Portrait Club of America, UPAU of Washington D.C., and the Oil Painters of America. More information about Harry Ahn can be found in Whoís Who in International Art.
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