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Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection

The private art collection of Hobart alum Harry “Hunk” Anderson and his wife Mary “Moo” Anderson is on display at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

October 11, 2000 GENEVA, NY — The Hobart and William Smith community is proudly watching as one of their alumni receives national attention. The private art collection of Harry “Hunk” Anderson and his wife Mary Margaret “Moo” Anderson is on display at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. With more than 330 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper on display, the San Francisco Museum says its their largest show to date. Hunk Anderson is a member of the Hobart class of 1949.

The San Francisco Club of Hobart and William Smith Colleges has arranged for a private showing in November when several members of the Colleges community intend to view the collection. The exhibition will be on display through January 15.

The Anderson exhibit is featured in the October 16 issue of Newsweek in an article titled “A Lifetime Passion for Collecting: Hunk and Moo Anderson fill up a major museum.” The exhibition has also been featured on CBS Sunday Morning on Sunday, October 1, in a piece called “Framing a New Season” which highlighted upcoming exhibitions in various museums around the country.

In addition, the collection was featured recently in an article written by San Francisco Chronicle Art Critic Kenneth Baker. The article titled “Double Bonanza for Modern Art Fans” (August 27, 2000 issue) says the exhibit is “the widest view the public has ever had of the legendary private collection.” The San Francisco Examiner also featured the collection and the Andersons, in an article titled “Journey to the New” by David Bonetti.

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