Recent Acquisitions-permanent collection fund
"Late May - The Willow Pond", Oil by Thomas G. McNickle. 40" x 60".
Recent Acquisitions - Public
A china cabinet gifted by Mae Emma Hoyt to a former employee was recently re-acquired from the estate auction of Hazel Herringer on December 5. It will be used to further showcase the museum’s Shenango China Collection on the second floor of the art center.
1921 Steinway Baby Grand Piano, New York Manufacture. Gift of Barry McBride. Restoration by Jonathan & Nanette Solomon in memory of their daughter, Rachel.
Untitled Shapes Bowl by Ed Eberle, 2005, porcelain. Gift of the Artist
Thirty one pieces of Shenango China from the collection of Harry Barkby. Gifted by Bill Barkby, son. Harry Barkby worked in the pottery as an engraver. His wife was a decorator. Several of the pieces feature their work.
From the estate of Nicholas Retkes Berbeczny by son, Gabor Retkes: A large collection of fine hand-painted ceramics including designs exclusively made for Shenango China. It is worth noting Nicholas was recruited to design the Lyndon B. Johnson presidential service and had his own line under Shenango’s Castleton and Interpace divisions.
From the private collection of John Benneti: 56 pieces of silver museum flatware and serving utensils dating from the 1880s.
From the estate of the J. Fred Rentz: A generous bequest to the endowment.
From the Jerald Melberg Gallery on the occasion of the Hoyt’s 50th Anniversary: Two pastels by William Partridge Burpee (1846-1940); “Winter Landscape with Brook” and “Dusting”. Currently on display in the exhibition, Collections and Reflections.
From PNC Bank/Neshannock Branch: Gently used office suites consisting of desks, credenzas and file cabinets to outfit new office space in the Hoyt East Carriage house.