American art on display in Danubiana

ANOTHER art museum connected to Gerard Meulensteen, but in Slovakia, the Danubiana museum in Čunovo, near Bratislava, opened a large exhibition of contemporary American art on April 6 in the presence of Meulensteen himself.
Entitled True Colours: Meditations on the American Spirit, the exhibition was organised by the Meridian International Center in Washington, DC, as an artistic reaction to the September 11 tragedy.


HOLSINGER'S work Untitled.
photo: Jayne Holsinger

ANOTHER art museum connected to Gerard Meulensteen, but in Slovakia, the Danubiana museum in Čunovo, near Bratislava, opened a large exhibition of contemporary American art on April 6 in the presence of Meulensteen himself.

Entitled True Colours: Meditations on the American Spirit, the exhibition was organised by the Meridian International Center in Washington, DC, as an artistic reaction to the September 11 tragedy.

Sixty-eight artists from various parts of the US participated in the project. Some created works directly reflecting the attacks, while others found that already existing work resonated today in profound new ways related to the theme of the American spirit. The exhibition features a selection of 72 of the hundreds of submitted works, ranging from photo-realism to abstraction, landscape to figurative painting.

According to the organisers, "the result is a visual poem to the American spirit". The project opened in Washington in February 2002, and then toured New York, Atlanta, and the Turkish cities of Istanbul and Ankara before entering Slovakia.

"It's an especially exciting time to have the exhibition here because of the fact that Slovakia is entering the European Union in May. This can help celebrate it and remind us of the seriousness of the task of defeating terrorism," Nancy Meredith, vice president of the Meridian International Center, told The Slovak Spectator.

The show runs at the Danubiana until May 31.

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