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Harlan Hubbard art exhibit on display
at Covington, Ky., museum

Behringer-Crawford Museum unveils
never-before-seen art pieces



COVINGTON, KY (April 2021) – Several never-before exhibited paintings by Harlan Hubbard are among the artwork and memorabilia displayed in Behringer-Crawford Museum's latest salute to the famed Northern Kentucky artist, author and shanty boater.
The new paintings are a portion of a recent bequest from the estate of Mia Cunningham, a close friend of Hubbard and his wife, Anna. Cunningham was the author of the biography, "Anna Hubbard: Out of the Shadows," published in 2001 to critical acclaim.

Harlan Hubbard art

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This untitled painting is part of Mia Cunningham's collection of Harlan Hubbard art that is on display in April.


Also in the exhibit are oils, watercolors and woodcuts from the museum’s Harlan Hubbard collections, his brother Frank's sketchbooks and his mother Rose's diaries. Two models of Hubbard's shantyboat, including one crafted by the artist himself, are also displayed, along with vintage photographs of the Hubbards at Payne Hollow, their rustic home along the Ohio River in Trimble County, Ky., where they subsisted off the land for more than 40 years. Visitors can also view "Wonder," a celebrated documentary about the Hubbards’ lives.
According to the museum’s Curator of Collections, Jason French, the current exhibit, a small sampling of Behringer-Crawford's extensive Hubbard collections, will remain on display through mid-summer. Plans are in the works for a permanent Hubbard gallery at the museum. The museum staff also hopes to publish audiobook versions of several of Hubbard's books.
Behringer-Crawford Museum is located in Covington’s Devou Park, 1600 Montague Rd., Covington, Ky. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday: 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday: closed Mondays and national holidays. Admission is free for museum members, $9 for adults, $8 for seniors 60 and over, $5 for children ages 3-17 and free for children 2 and under. Wednesdays are Grandparents Days: one grandchild admitted free with each paying grandparent. For more information, call the museum at (859) 491-4003.

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