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"Ponts de la Seine" (Detail), Jean Dufy (French, 1888 - 1964)
A Gift of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation Collection

Fall Arts Celebration

Shared Passion: A Gift of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation Collection

August 22 to October 31, 2014
Fall Arts Celebration Reception: September 30, 2014, 5-7 p.m.

Throughout their long marriage, businessman and philanthropist Stuart Padnos and his wife Barbara amassed a notable collection of art filling their waterfront home in Holland, Michigan. The collection served as an overview of both European and American art of the twentieth century and as a legacy to the couples evolving artistic aesthetic and wide range of interests. For more information about Fall Arts Celebration 2014 events, please visit or call 616.331.2185

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"Ponts de la Seine" (Detail) by Jean Dufy

Fall Arts Celebration Exhibition Reception

September 30, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Barbara and Stuart Padnos Foundation gave 35 works of art to Grand Valley. The pieces, from the home of Stuart and Barbara, were purchased by the couple over decades as they traveled and grew as...

2013.68.10 Nature Morte Brune (Brown Still Life), Marc Chagall, Color lithograph

Gallery Talk

October 7, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

While providing a broad overview of 20th century American and European art movements, the works owned by Stuart and Barbara Padnos also reflect their personal style and interests, and their evolving...

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