This retrospective exhibition included Millard Sheets’ paintings and selections from his rare international art collection. One of America’s most gifted artists and powerful teachers, Millard Sheets’ profound influence has been felt by many of the nation’s leading artists and craftsmen. His collection of the arts of the people from all parts of the world is an inspiration for contemporary designers


On View: Jul 21, 1987 - Oct 16, 1987

Curator: Martha Longenecker in consultation with Millard Sheets

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