A.G. Edwards brings 'Our Country
Thee' patriotic exhibition
to Lincoln College Museum
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[AUG. 20, 2004]
The Lincoln College Museum
is proud to host "Our Country 'Tis of Thee: Selections from the A.G.
Edwards & Sons Collection." Curated specifically for the Lincoln
College Museum and sponsored by the Lincoln office of A.G. Edwards &
Sons, this exhibition features posters, prints and photographs that
invite the viewer to explore the privileges, responsibilities and
sacrifices that accompany the experience of "being American."
"Lincoln is the perfect place to show
our artwork because A.G. Edwards has a strong relationship to
Abraham Lincoln," says Phil Dehner, branch manager of the Lincoln
office. "Not only did Lincoln marry at Governor Ninian Edwards'
house, but he also later appointed Albert Gallatin Edwards, founder
of A.G. Edwards, to a Treasury post."
Some of the more prominent exhibit
objects include works by Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, two
groundbreaking pop artists of the 20th century; original posters
developed during World War I to promote the sale of war bonds as
part of the Liberty and Victory Loan programs; World War II-era
photographs by visionaries such as Esther Bubley, Walker Evans and
Weegee; and mid-19th-century lithographs depicting scenes of
"This show speaks of 150 years of
America's collective patriotism -- its endurance and development
through uncertainty, hardship and peril, as well as tradition,
invention, critique and celebration," says Shelley Hagen, curator of
the corporate art collection. "These pieces offer an intriguing and
timely history of America's duty to liberty."
The "Our Country 'Tis of Thee" exhibit
will be on display at the Lincoln College Museum, located at 300
Keokuk St. in Lincoln, from Aug. 25 through mid-October. Special
opening night events are open to the public and include a
presentation by Hagen, the curator from A.G. Edwards and Sons, as
well as refreshments, for an admission fee of $5.
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A nominal admission fee will be charged
throughout the duration of the exhibit, with all proceeds benefiting
the Lincoln College Museum's operating and exhibition funds. Museum
hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. on
Saturday and Sunday.
For more than 115 years, individuals
and businesses have turned to A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. to develop
strong personal relationships with financial consultants who are
dedicated to a client-first philosophy of providing sound investment
advice and long-term financial solutions tailored to their clients'
A.G. Edwards and its affiliates
encompass approximately 7,000 financial consultants in over 700
offices nationwide and two European locations: London, England, and
Geneva, Switzerland. The firm's corporate art collection contains
more than 4,200 works by noted American and European artists.
information about A.G. Edwards can be found at
College news release]