The PA State Museum

The Art of the State Purchase Award Collection, 1969-2017


In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the annual juried exhibition Art of the State, This exhibit is showcasing featured works that were purchased by the museum and added to its permanent collections over five decades. This exhibit will remain open from October 20, 2017 through February 18, 2018.

I am honored to be included in this exhibition.  I am also very thankful that the state of Pennsylvania consistently allows artists to submit work for inclusion in the State Museum’s Annual Exhibitions.  This sets an excellent example for other states in the USA, one in which I hope they will follow now and in the future.  Our children should grow up knowing that the arts are important, whether it’s music, painting, sculpture or architecture.

“Tekla’s Ladder”                                                                         Lauren Litwa

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