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W&L’s Kamen Gallery Presents “A Passion for Art: The Collection of Eugene M. and Judith F. Kramer” Eugene M. and Judith F. Kramer’s exhibit collection “A Passion for Art: The Collection of Eugene M. and Judith F. Kramer” will be on display from Nov. 6–June 30.

— by on October 27th, 2017

“A Passion for Art: The Collection of Eugene M. and Judith F. Kramer.”

Kamen Gallery at Washington and Lee University presents Eugene M. and Judith F. Kramer’s exhibit collection “A Passion for Art: The Collection of Eugene M. and Judith F. Kramer.” The show will be on display from Nov. 6–June 30, 2018.

There will be a reception for the exhibit in the Kamen Gallery on Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

In the late 1950s, Eugene M. Kramer ’40 and his wife, Judith, were active partners in the Gres Gallery, a significant leader in contemporary art in Washington, D.C., before it closed in 1962. Through their connections, travels and love of art the couple amassed a small, but significant collection, of works by leading artists of the second half of the 20th century.

Several pieces in the Kramer collection were purchased at the Gres Gallery, including an early work by Colombian artist Fernando Botero.

Organized by the University Collections of Art and History, the exhibition is generously loaned by the collectors’ son, Richard E. Kramer ’69. Gene Kramer was an active member of the Lenfest Center development committee before it opened in 1991.

Kamen Gallery is located in the lobby of W&L’s Lenfest Center for the Arts. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (540) 458-8000.