Siloam Springs, Ark. (August 10, 2007) - Aviation posters from the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum, has flown into JBU’s Art Gallery. The 40-poster display titled “Fly Now!” opens with a reception on Tuesday, August 28, 6 p.m-7:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Art Building. The exhibit will be on display in the Art Gallery through Friday, Sep. 21.
This colorful exhibit displays posters from 1860 to the present. Brilliant vistas from North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa set the stage for a fascinating look at more than one hundred years of flight. The array of air travel posters reveals a treasure trove of information about the history of advertising, technology, business, transportation, tourism, and cultural geography. The posters featured in the exhibition are high-quality, digital reproductions from the Aviation Poster Collection at the National Air and Space Museum. “Fly Now!” is toured by ExhibitsUSA, which is the national touring division of Mid-America Arts Alliance, a non-profit regional arts organization based out of Kansas City, Mo.
The Art Gallery is located in JBU’s Art building on the main campus in Siloam Springs. Normal art gallery hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. All art gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.
John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked sixth by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 2,000 students from 40 states and 45 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges & Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.
ExhibitsUSA is generously supported by the Altria Group Inc.; James H. Clement, Jr.; the Cooper Foundation; DST Systems Inc.; Edward Jones; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; the Helen Jones Foundation; the William T. Kemper Foundation, Commerce Bank, trustee; the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation Inc.; Land O' Lakes Inc.; Mrs. Tom Lea; Adair Margo Gallery Inc.; the National Endowment for the Arts; the National Endowment for the Humanities; SBC Missouri; the Society of North American Goldsmiths; Sonic, America’s Drive-In; Sterling Vineyards; the Summerlee Foundation; the Courtney S. Turner Charitable Trust; Valmont Industries; the Woods Charitable Fund; and the state arts agencies of Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.