German-born American painter Oscar Bluemner (1867-1938) exhibited in the renowned Armory Show in 1913 and the first Whitney Biennial. Upon his death, a collection of more than 1,000 was bequethed to Stetson University. A major exhibit in 2005 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, featuring works from the Stetson collection, helped revive Bluemner’s reputation. “Color Sketches” features 30 sketches, all approximately six by eight inches, made by Bluemner using what was then a new type of vivid colored pencils. His subjects included country scenes, suburban roadways, canal banks and small towns within close proximity to New York City. The drawings “demonstrate Bluemner’s rapid assimilation of the various strands of Post-Impressionism, notably the expressive mark-making of Vincent Van Gogh, the compositional alchemy of Paul Cezanne, and the divisionist color of the disciples of George Seurat,” writes Roberta Smith Favis, professor emerita of art history at Stetson University. Designated parking is available in the lots at East Arizona Avenue. Hand Center hours are 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thursday; and noon - 4 p.m. Saturday.