Arthur Fuller Davis

An exhibition of works given by Richard Nylander in memory of Barbara G. and Donald O. Nylander

In celebration of the Acton Memorial Library's 130th Anniversary
In 2017 Richard Nylander gifted to the Acton Memorial Library, in memory of his parents Barbara G. and Donald O. Nylander, a portfolio of artwork by Acton artist and librarian Arthur Fuller Davis.  The portfolio contained 88 items, including 49 etchings, 12 pen and ink drawings, and 4 pencil drawings.  

In 2018 the Acton Community Preservation Committee awarded the Library a grant from the Acton Community Preservation Fund to clean and frame a number of the works.  Additional funds were allotted from the Massachusetts State Aid for Public Libraries program as voted on by the Acton Memorial Library Board of Trustees. The Trustees planned an exhibition of the restored works for May and June of 2020 to coincide with the Library's 130th anniversary .  

Unfortunately, due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the library was forced to temporarily close its doors in March 2020, and the physical exhibition has been indefinitely postponed. In lieu of the physical exhibition planned for May and June, the Library is pleased to present this online exhibition:

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