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Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University Cancels Exhibition Drawn To Abstraction Prints from the 1960s and 70s

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University announces the cancelation of the exhibit Drawn to Abstraction: Prints from the 1960s and 70s. The exhibit features the emerging abstract movement of the time period, including abstract expressionism, minimalism, op art, and pop art. Featured artists include Josef Albers, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Frank Stella, and others. The opening of the exhibit, originally slated to open March 31, had been postponed until April 14.  It is canceled due to ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. The exhibition is organized by Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Mich. 

Watch for announcements of the reopening of the gallery and upcoming exhibitions by visiting www.wilkes.edu/sordoniartgallery.

The $3 million, 7,000-square-foot Sordoni Art Gallery is a culmination of a gallery revitalization plan to enrich the arts for students, faculty and staff while contributing to cultural life in the local community. More than double the size of the former gallery, the new space opened in 2017 and is outfitted for high-end national art exhibitions and includes versatile opportunities for teaching and learning. The gallery shares space with the Karambelas Media and Communication Center at 141 S. Main St. in Wilkes Barre.

About Wilkes University: 

Wilkes University is a private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, Wilkes is on a mission to create one of the nation’s finest doctoral universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small college, open to all who show promise. The Economist named Wilkes 25th in the nation for the value of its education for graduates. In addition to 46 majors, Wilkes offers 24 master’s degree programs and five doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of philosophy in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more at www.wilkes.edu.