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Applebee to show contemporary art

September 27, 2013

The Ratcliffe Contemporary Collection will be on display next month at the Applebee Gallery on the MacMurray College campus.

Sponsored by the Committee on the MacMurray Art Collection, an opening reception will be 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Gallery, located in the Putnam/Springer Center at the southeast corner of State and Clay streets in Jacksonville. The reception and the exhibition are free and open to the public.

The Ratcliffe Contemporary Collection, part of MacMurray’s permanent art collection, is a gift from 1943 MacMurray College alumnae Vera Maxine Ratcliffe and her husband, Albert H. Ratcliffe, beginning in 2010.  The collection highlights abstract and expressionist artworks of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, and this show will display 11 works by such artists as Keiko Hara, Tim Harding, Clayton Pond, Shirley Landgrad, Julian Schnabel, Robert Stackhouse, Victor Vasserely, and Alijiro Wakita.

The exhibition will continue until Oct. 25, and will be open the morning of Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 19, at 9-10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon. Other times, the Applebee Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment at 479-7092 or

For further information on the Ratcliffe Collection and the upcoming exhibition, contact Kay Davidsmeyer, 243-3451, or at

For more information, contact:

Ted Roth, Director of Communications and Marketing
Work: 217-479-7027
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