Past Present
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Trexler Gallery Kress Frames

The Third Barn selected SEVEN TEAMS OF CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS to study the Kress collection and select a specific painting from it. These artists have created new works that exist in
conversation with their selected piece from the Kress Collection. In many cases the contemporary artists use very different tools, techniques and technologies than the masters of the Kress collection, but each has identified a common interest that they share with the artists of the past. The new work and the old masterpiece are hung together to foster more conversation with each other and you, the viewer. Although art always exists within its time and reflects the concerns and ideas of its day, this exhibition demonstrates that there is much to be gained from a conversation with the past.

THE KRESS COLLECTION paintings used in this exhibition are a few of the many masterpieces given to the Allentown Art Museum by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation in 1960. These works were part of Samuel Kress’s important collection of European
Old Masters that graced his Fifth Avenue penthouse in Manhattan. The Samuel H. Kress Foundation donated his collection to the National Gallery and ninety other institutions including the Allentown Art Museum.

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Trexler Gallery entrance

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Trexler Gallery videos

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Trexler Gallery

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Trexler Gallery vitrine: Michael, Coates, Badt & Sherk

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Scheller Gallery panorama view

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Rodale Gallery panorama

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After Da Lodi with Sound Shadows, Badt & Sherk