“Tanis” Returns for Limited Engagement at Michener
“TANIS” RETURNS: Daniel Garber’s painting has returned to the Michener Art Museum from its home at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and will remain on view at the Michener through December 30. Philanthropists Marguerite and H. F. Gerry Lenfest presented “Tanis” as a gift to the Philadelphia Museum of Art with the stipulation that the painting be returned on loan to the Michener Art Museum every three years.
In 2011, Philadelphia-area philanthropists Marguerite and H. F. Gerry Lenfest presented Tanis as a gift to the Philadelphia Museum of Art with the stipulation that the painting be returned on loan to the Michener Art Museum for three months every three years. This year marks its second return under that agreement. Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest are longtime supporters of the Michener Art Museum, which is recognized for its world-class collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings — many of them donated to the museum by the Lenfests — as well as its commitment to preserving and presenting the work of other Delaware Valley artists of all eras and creative disciplines.
“We are thrilled to welcome Tanis back to the Michener Art Museum,” said Barbara Donnelly Bentivoglio, interim executive director of the Michener Art Museum. “We, along with our visitors, marvel about the vast, timeless talents of Daniel Garber. Adding Tanis to our galleries gives our visitors an even broader and deeper understanding of Garber’s remarkable legacy.”
Four significant figural works by Daniel Garber will be on view at the Michener Art Museum this summer. Three of these works — Tanis, Fanny, and Studio Wall — will be visible to visitors from a single vantage point in the Hankin and Betz Gallery. A Wooded Watershed, a 22-by-12-foot mural, is on view in the museum’s Commonwealth Gallery. Tanis will remain at the Michener until December 30.
Daniel Garber (1880-1958) was a central figure in the Pennsylvania Impressionist movement, and was one of the most significant and decorated artists of his generation. Garber’s style combines realism and fantasy, precise draftsmanship and decorative technique, emblazoning all in vibrant, shimmering colors.
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