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James C. Harrison (1925-1990) Art Show – "Letter to Myself"

with artist Peter Acheson & Guest Curator Henry Harper

April - May 2020


The Michigan Art Gallery is pleased to announce a public presentation and sale of works by Detroit-born artist James C. Harrison (1925-1990) entitled "Letter to Myself".

Starting with an Open Reception on Friday, April 17th, Schmidt’s Michigan Art Gallery will feature the collection from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – The Reception will include an informal discussion with Peter Acheson, a New York based artist who worked closely with James C. Harrison.

The public sale and exhibition will continue Saturday, April 18th, with a talk lead by Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club founder Henry Harper at 1:00 p.m.

The selection of over thirty works will be the premier of many previously unseen pieces by Harrison, with the collection spanning from the 1940s through 1990. The exhibition will continue through May 2020.

Refreshments offered both Friday & Saturday.


Please join us:

Opening Reception with Peter Acheson: Friday, April 17th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Guest Curator Henry Harper Discussion: Saturday, April 18th, 1:00-3:00 p.m.


To learn more about this exhibition of James C. Harrison or Guest Curator Henry Harper, please contact:

The Michigan Art Gallery at Schmidt's Antiques

5138 W. Michigan Avenue

Ypsilanti, Mi 48197

(T) 734-434-2660