For immediate release
Exhibit: “The Raymond and Ruth Reister Collection”
Date: Feb. 11-June 4, 2017
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 Avenue, 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 Exhibit Opens February 11 in James J. Hill House Art Gallery
“The Raymond and Ruth Reister Collection” showcases work from notable Minnesota artists
James J. Hill House welcomes a new exhibit to its art gallery, opening February 11. “The Raymond and Ruth Reister Collection” features a broad range of work donated to the Minnesota Historical Society by the Reisters, who were passionate Minnesota art lovers.
The exhibit includes more than 30 pieces of art created throughout the 20th century, including figurative work, landscapes and abstract compositions. Notable Minnesota artists featured are Charles Beck, Alexis Fournier, Clement Haupers and more.
“The Raymond and Ruther Reister Collection” will be on display through June 4. Visitors can view the exhibit for free as part of a James J. Hill House tour or separately with a $2 art gallery admission.
ABOUT JAMES J. HILL HOUSE
Completed in 1891, the Gilded Age mansion was the residence of James J. Hill, builder of the Great Northern Railway, and his family. The home is located one-half block west of the Cathedral of St. Paul at 240 Summit Avenue. It is open for tours year-round, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 651-297-2555.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.
The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.
"The Old Swimmin' Hole," oil on canvas, Alexis Fournier, 1903
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"Late Autumn," woodcut print on paper, Charles Beck
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"Spring Birches," oil on canvas, Knute Heldner
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"Successful Young Man," woodcut on paper, Eugene LarkinDownload high-res image (1.24 MB)