Found(ing) Story: The Oliver B. James Collection

In 1950, Oliver B. James, a Phoenix attorney, donated 16 paintings to Arizona State University to provide students access to real art objects. Before 1955, James would acquire and donate close to 150 works — primarily historic American paintings by well-known artists. Travel back in time with us and explore the story of the ASU Art Museum’s founding. 
This exhibition is supported by the Evelyn Smith Exhibition Fund and members of the ASU Art Museum. 
In conjunction with this exhibition, selected prints from the Oliver B. James collection will be on view in the museum’s Multi-Purpose Room, May 16 – Sept. 12, 2015.
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Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 4:00pm to Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 12:00am
ASU Art Museum, Tempe campus