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Retired Rutgers art professor speaks about 20th century art

The new exhibit, "Painters of American Life: The Eight," is currently hanging in the Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road. The exhibit celebrates the anniversary of the 1980 exhibit at Macbeth Galleries in New York by Arthur B. Davies, William Glackens, Robert Henri, Ernest Lawson, George Luks, Maurice Prendergast, Everett Shinn and John Sloan.

If you want to learn more about the painters of that time, there will be a lecture by Matthew Baigell, a retired Rutgers University art history professor at 6 p.m. Saturday in the museum's Patrick Theatre. Baigell is this year's Rothschild Distinguished Lecturer.

Baigell's lecture, "Street Scenes and Sweatshops," explores the social and historical context for the Ashcan school at the turn of the 20th century.

The eight artists, who are featured in this exhibit are part of the Ashcan School. These artists painted New York City street life and the people that inhabited those streets.

The museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free.

Call 706-748-2562.

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