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October 1, 2018

- January 19, 2019

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Modern and Contemporary

The Legacy of Dr. Luther Brady

The Reading Public Museum in pleased to present the Legacy of Dr. Luther Brady, an exhibition which brings together a group of eighteen recent gifts of twentieth-century art to The Museum from Dr. Luther W. Brady, M.D. (1925 – 2018). Dr. Brady, a world-renowned radiation oncologist from Philadelphia, was a generous friend of The Museum and an avid supporter of the arts. He served two terms on The Museum’s board and was a member of RPM’s Collections Committee. Dr. Brady was also an Emeritus Board Member of the Santa Fe Opera, served on the Board at The Textile Museum in Washington, DC, and was a member the Collections Committees at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Over a fifteen year period, Dr. Brady generously donated more than 100 works of art to the Reading Public Museum ranging from ancient artifacts, to North American Indian objects, to contemporary painting and sculpture. In 2006, a gift of more than forty Pre-Columbian works were given as part of The Museum’s renovation and reinstallation of the Latin American Gallery. His true passion, however, was for modern and contemporary art, especially works by Philadelphia-based artists, with whom he formed lasting friendships.

The works in this exhibition include outstanding examples by many who taught at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia including Jimmy Lueders (1927 – 1995), Ben Kamihira (1925 – 2004), Murray Dessner (1934 – 2012), and Elizabeth Osborne (b. 1936). Other artists like James Havard (b. 1937) and Op artist Edna Andrade (1917 – 2008) trained at the Pennsylvania Academy. Warren Rohrer (1927 – 1995) and Sam Maitin (1928 – 2004) spent their careers in Philadelphia and were friends of Dr. Brady. Other artists in the exhibition include renowned Abstract Expressionist Hans Hofmann (1880 – 1966), California modernist Ralph Du Casse (1916 – 2003), New York-based abstract painter Knox Martin (b. 1923), contemporary realist, Ronald Bateman (b. 1947), and Santa Fe-based figurative artist Paul Pletka (b. 1946).

DATE

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October 1, 2018

- January 19, 2019

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LOCATION

Modern and Contemporary

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