Selections from the Dolly Langdon and Aldus H. Chapin Collection
June 7 – August 2, 2014 
Public Opening Reception: Saturday, June 7, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Mehring TwoAndThree 1966 40.5x34 Cropped edited forWeb           

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Dolly and Aldus Chapin’s home is bursting with energy; artwork is everywhere. Their collection is comprised almost entirely of Washington artists acquired gradually over decades. Time reveals their selections to be prophetic. To see the Chapin collection as simply an accumulation of many extraordinary objects is to be blind to the broader impact of their passion. Each acquisition tells a story of a greater purpose beyond personal ownership. It is clear by the who, what, where, when and why of each purchase that Dolly and Aldus participated in a community, bolstered artists’ studio operations, and strengthened the cultural life of Washington.

Selections from the Dolly Langdon and Aldus H. Chapin Collection features paintings, sculpture and works on paper by noted artists Karl Stanley Benjamin, Leon Berkowitz, Michael Clark (Clark Fox), Gene Davis, Thomas Downing, Sam Gilliam, Ed McGowin, John McLaughlin, Howard Mehring, Kenneth Noland, Paul Reed, Alma Thomas and Anne Truitt, many of whom are affiliated with the Washington Color School movement.