Mary Gale Hobbs - a retrospective

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Jack Kabrud, 612-870-1329,
Diana Houston, Hennepin County Communications: 612-348-5130

News release

Mary Gale Hobbs - a retrospective

"Mary Gale Hobbs - a retrospective" is now on display in the Hennepin Gallery.  The many drawings, paintings and etchings by Hobbs, who was largely responsible for creating an art curriculum for the Minneapolis Public Schools that is still used today, will be on display through June 29. 

Born in Canada, Hobbs attended the University of Toronto, and the Columbia Teachers College where she obtained her degree in fine arts.  She came to Hennepin County in 1917 to teach art at the Northrup Collegiate School.  She produced art and exhibited extensively throughout the 1940s and 1950s at the Harriet Hanley Gallery, the Kilbride-Bradley Gallery and at the Minneapolis School of Art.  Her work is held in the collections of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Minnesota Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center.  The Hennepin History Museum holds in its collections many of Hobbs’ drawings, lithographs and watercolors.

The Hennepin Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Hennepin County Government Center, A-level, 300 S. Sixth St., Minneapolis. The exhibit is sponsored by and a project of Hennepin County Communications.

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