A.G. Edwards Sponsors Exhibit at Gilcrease

The Tulsa Branch office of A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. will be sponsoring an exhibit of prints, photographs and posters from the St. Louis-based financial services company’s corporate art collection. American Spirit will be presented at Gilcrease Museum beginning on October 1, 2005, and will run through the end of the year.

Consisting of fifty images produced during the 19th and 20th centuries, the A.G. Edwards exhibition focuses on the visual definition of liberty and “the American spirit.” The show demonstrates how American artists strive to create images that define the central idea behind the foundation and the strength of our country.

“By bringing this exhibit to the Gilcrease, we’re hoping to inspire a renewed sense of patriotism in the patron who come to view these works,” says A.G. Edwards Tulsa branch manager George Ferguson. “While our attention typically turns more toward this theme around holidays like the Fourth of July and Memorial Day, the cultural impact of these works of art is something that resonates throughout the year.”

The pieces in the exhibit take the observer on a pictorial journey through the history of our nation, from images of 19th century “stump” speeches and Currier and Ives lithographs through liberty bond and military recruiting posters produced during World War I. Traveling on, the artwork enters the latter 20th century’s pop art movement, highlighted by the work of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. In addition, Peter Kaplan’s photographs of the Statue of Liberty speak to the American ideals of freedom and ingenuity.

“We are pleased to welcome this very patriotic exhibit from A.G. Edwards, “ says Joseph B. Schenk, executive director of the Gilcrease Museum. “These prints embody the very essence of our American heritage and culture, and we’re proud to be able to share this collection with the Tulsa community.”

Updated 09-28-2005

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