Graves, Morris, Effort to Bloom, 1943, Tempera on paper, 28-5/8 x 23-5/8 inches, 1975:3.25, Virginia Haseltine Collection of Pacific Northwest Art

Morris Graves: Effort to Bloom

March 23, 2013 to May 19, 2013

This intimate exhibition honors the publication of Morris Graves: Selected Letters, edited by Lawrence Fong, former curator of American and regional art at the JSMA, and Vicki Halper, an independent curator and art historian, and former associate curator of modern art at the Seattle Art Museum. Created between 1938 and 1962, many of these works are discussed in detail in Graves’ correspondence.

Two other exhibitions also support the new book of letters: Morris Graves: Painting and Drawings, 1931-1996, at White Lotus Gallery, a selection of works for sale from the Morris Graves Foundation, through May 25; and  Art and Nature An Exhibit of the Life of Morris Graves, on view at Knight Library’s Special Collections and University Archives through May 31. The latter presentation also celebrates the gift of the Morris Graves Archive to the library.