New Art Exhibit Celebrates the Career of Minnesota Artist Charles Beck

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Release dated: 
September 27, 2018
Media contacts: 

Lauren Peck, 651-259-3137, lauren.peck@mnhs.org
Jessica Kohen, 651-259-3148, jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Quick facts: 

Exhibit: Charles Beck: An Artist for All Seasons
Date: Oct. 6, 2018-Feb. 24, 2019
Art Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m.
Place: James J. Hill House art gallery, 240 Summit Ave., St. Paul
Cost: Free with tour or $2 art gallery-only admission. Tours are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and college students, $6 for ages 5-17 and free for age 4 and under and MNHS members

New Art Exhibit Celebrates the Career of Minnesota Artist Charles Beck

“Charles Beck: An Artist for All Seasons” opens Oct. 6 at the James J. Hill House art gallery

A new exhibit chronicling the career of artist Charles Beck (1923-2017) will open at the James J. Hill House art gallery on Oct. 6, 2018. The exhibit includes more than 40 works by Beck, including prints, paintings and wood carvings in the artist’s distinct style documenting the natural world.

A lifelong resident of Fergus Falls, Beck went on to become one of Minnesota's best-known regional artists, and his work has been exhibited at locations, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Walker Art Center and Plains Art Museum.

On Nov. 11 from 5-6:30 p.m., Beck’s family and friends with celebrate his life and artwork in a gallery talk and book signing with Amy Sharpe, author of Charles Beck: The Nature of an Artist. 

“Charles Beck: An Artist for All Seasons” will be on display through Feb. 24, 2019.

About James J. Hill House
The James J. Hill House was completed in 1891 as the home of James J. Hill, builder of the Great Northern Railway, and his family. A National Historic Landmark, the 36,000-square-foot mansion is open year-round for guided tours, art exhibits and special events. It is located a half block west of the Cathedral of St. Paul at 240 Summit Ave. For more information, visit www.mnhs.org/hillhouse. 

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