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Arthur Dove in Geneva

June 30, 2018, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Geneva History Museum
543 South Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456

In conjunction with the opening of the exhibit, Dove's Geneva, the Geneva Historical Society and the Arthur Dove Tribute Group are hosting a special event celebrating the importance of Dove and his work to Geneva. Arthur Dove (1880-1846) was America’s first modernist painter. He grew up in Geneva and returned to live here from 1933 to 1938, producing a number of paintings inspired by the city and Seneca Lake. Three generations of the Dove family were stonemasons, and many of their buildings still stand in Geneva.

At 8:30 a.m. on June 30th, Jim Spates, Hobart and William Smith Colleges Professor of Sociology Emeritus, will lead a tour of the Dove Block at 459 Exchange Street. The tour is free and open to the general public, but reservations are required. Reservations may be made by calling the Historical Society at 315-789-5151.

At 10 a.m., Professor Spates and Dove scholars, art historian Alan Pensler and Princeton Professor Rachel DeLue, will hold a panel discussion at the Geneva History Museum about Dove and his work in Geneva. At 11 a.m., Dove’s Geneva will officially open to the public. In addition to exploring local buildings and sites connected to Dove and his family, the exhibit contrasts the Geneva of Dove’s late 19th-century youth with the city when he returned in the 1930s. Dove’s Geneva will be on display from June 30 to September 22, 2018 during the regular museum hours.

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