Final week to view WATT rare poultry breed portraits at Rockford Art Museum Art Annex

By: From WATT
By: From WATT

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Art lovers and agriculture enthusiasts alike have just one week remaining to view pieces from the WATT rare poultry breed portrait collection, currently on display at the Rockford Art Museum (RAM) Art Annex.

Through Sunday, November 20, visitors can appreciate the beauty of the artists’ interpretations of rare poultry breeds and learn about the company’s rich history and its contributions to the poultry industry over the past 94 years.

What: Hatching History: A WATT collection of rare poultry breed portraits, a select showing of pieces from the WATT collection of poultry breed paintings (1926-1950) The complete collection is comprised of 57 framed oil paintings created by three American artists, A.O. Schilling, L. Stahmer and F.L. Sewell, and was commissioned by J.W. Watt, founder of Watt Publishing Company in the mid-1920s.

When: Now through Sunday, November 20, 2011

Where: RAM Art Annex, 711 N. Main St., Rockford, Ill.

Times: Art Annex is open during regular museum hours, but please call Rockford Art Museum (815.968.2787) prior to arrival as classes are scheduled in this space. The exhibit will be closed to visitors during scheduled class times.

Cost: Free


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