Beautiful Things

September 5 – November 8, 2009

Dorothy Jenkins Gallery

Oscar Wilde once wrote that “No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.” Here is your opportunity to explore your own idea of beauty, and, potentially, ugliness. A variety of works from the permanent collection have been selected to represent the many ways in which we might find beauty within an art object. Confucius might have been right when he declared, “Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Viewers are encouraged to express their thoughts, and some of the most interesting responses will be added to the wall label text as the exhibition remains on display.


  • Cowles Charitable Trust
  • Dorothy Chao Jenkins
  • Mark & Lynn Hollis
  • Ron and Becky Johnson
  • The Reitzel Foundation
  • BCI Engineers & Scientists
  • Eunice Lee Fuller Fund
  • Summit Consulting, Inc.