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been important to me. As a child, I would lie in the grass and study them. I told people I could see the molecules that composed them. Clouds gave me great solace and calm during distressing times. At that exhibit I began to understand how representational paintings were also involved in harmony and balance, composition and color, and held their own sense of geometry.” In her foreword to the catalog, the museum’s director, Min Jung Kim, writes about the collector’s closeness to the artists whose work they collect. “Rather than collecting encyclopedically, Gail and Ernst have acquired the work of select artists in-depth, a practice that reflects their dedication to nurturing and developing personal relationships with artists. They have been consistent with their encouragement and support throughout artists’ oeuvres, but perhaps most importantly at crucial moments in artists’ careers.” I ask them about their concentration primarily on New England artists. Ernst replies, “When you live somewhere you see the atmosphere all the time. In a way, you can relate better to people who work in the same environment. I grew up in Holland and can recognize Dutch paintings pretty quickly. It’s more interesting to be living in the area where the artists are.”

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When: Through January 8, 2017 Where: New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington Street, New Britain, CT 06052 Information: (860) 229-0257, www.nbmaa.org

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AS WE SEE IT: THE COLLECTION OF GAIL AND ERNST VON METZSCH

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