The Demuth Foundation, a nonprofit arts organization that promotes the visual arts in Lancaster, celebrates its 40th anniversary this September. Established in 1981 to preserve the art and home of American Modernist artist Charles Demuth, the Demuth Foundation oversees the Demuth Museum, opened in 1984, and merged with the Lancaster Museum of Art in 2014. Over the last four decades, the Demuth Foundation featured 500+ exhibits, hosted hundreds of programs, published dozens of books, and collected over 450 works of art.
A special 40th Anniversary Exhibition on September 11 & 12 at the Lancaster Museum of Art will span the organization’s 40 year history, starting with the Demuth family’s colonial history to the formation of both the Demuth Museum and Lancaster Museum of Art in the 20th century, and now a multi-facility arts organization. The 40th Anniversary Exhibition includes artwork that highlights the museum collections, historic artifacts from the Demuth archives, and memories from the Demuth Foundation leaders of past and present. The 40th Anniversary Exhibition will be open to the public on Saturday, September 11 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday, September 12 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Lancaster Museum of Art. Admission is by donation.
The Demuth Tobacco Shop, located at 114 East King Street, will be open for visitors during a one-day-only event on Saturday, September 11 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Visitors will receive a special look at the tobacco shop’s historic architecture and artifacts and learn more about the generations of Demuths who ran the family tobacco business for over 200 years. Donations encouraged for admission.
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