The Matz Family : A Gift of Art

The Gloucester Lyceum will host a special program Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at 7 PM on the main floor of the library. ‘The Matz Family : A Gift of Art’ celebrates the Matz family and their legacy to the arts. It is a celebration of art, of the generosity of spirit that makes art possible, and of twoGloucester benefactors who embodied that spirit: Adolph and Eva Matz. From the 1940’s to the 1960’s, they were the center of an informal art colony. The Matz’s drew such artists as Emille Gruppe, George Aarons, Alfred Levitt, Al Duca and others as well as poets Charles Olson and Vincent Ferrini.

A panel discussion with Bob Matz, son of Adolph and Eva and patron of the arts; Susan Erony, internationally known artist, scholar and lecturer; and Bill Treyes, important art collector and knowledgeable expert on Cape Ann Art, will highlight the Matz’s contribution as well as that of the many artists who were attracted to their household.

The program which will be held on the main floor of the library is free and open to the public. A reception will follow with ample opportunity to view the special gallery exhibit which will feature works by both Adolph and Eva. The exhibit will be displayed for the month of August.

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