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‘Lost & Found’ exhibit features Sac State art treasures


Jack Ogden’s “Illuminate” is part of the “Lost and Found” art exhibit, which runs Aug. 28-Sept. 27.

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For more than 60 years, Sacramento State’s Art Department has collected works of art, storing them in various places around campus.

Now some of the artistic treasures from that cache are being brought into the light with, “Lost & Found: Selections from Sac State’s Art Collection,” in Kadema Hall’s Else Gallery.

The collection includes limited edition lithographs by luminaries such as Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Frank Stella and Rufino Tamayo. Other sculptures, paintings, drawings and prints are by regional masters and familiar Sac State names such as Robert Else, Ruth Rippon, Robert Arneson, Irving Marcus and Jack Ogden.

The exhibit runs Aug. 28-Sept. 27. Gallery hours are noon-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

“The works on view have been selected to give viewers insight into more than half a century of art history in the Sacramento region,” says exhibit curator and Art History Professor Elaine O’Brien.

A number of events are being held in conjunction with the exhibit.

A reception will be held 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, in the Kadema Hall breezeway.

O’Brien will lead a panel of former Art Department chairs to discuss the history of the exhibit 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in Mariposa Hall 1000.

And documentary filmmaker Laurence Campling will present a lecture with video and images about the Candy Store Gallery in Folsom, where Sac State and UCD artists exhibited their works in the late 1960s and formed a community around what became known as “Funk Art.” Campling’s presentation will take place 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in Mariposa 1000.

For more information, call the Art Department at (916) 278-6166. For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

– Craig Koscho