Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Opening Reception of Dow Chemical Portrayed Art Exhbition

Looking down the Tittabawasee River toward
the Dow Chemical Plant, 1920
The Clarke Historical Library is pleased to welcome you to the opening reception of Dow Chemical Portrayed, an exhibition of paintings by famed English artist Arthur Henry Knighton-Hammond. In 1920, Knighton-Hammond was commissioned to create renderings of the Dow Chemical Company plant in Midland, Michigan. The commission was fueled partially by company founder H.H. Dow's desire to enhance the company's public profile and thereby sales. The result is an invaluable artistic record of the company's early plant.

This exhibit will be available for public viewing through June 26, 2013. The Clarke appreciates the generosity of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation in making this exhibit possible.

This reception is being held in conjunction with a reception of the American Chemical Society's Regional Meeting on the campus of Central Michigan University. The reception will take place in the Clarke and in the Baber Room of the Park Library from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 16. In light of this event, the Clarke Historical Library will close one hour early, at 4:00 pm, on May 16 and reopen at 5:30 to host the reception. Please see the following link for further information: