Smeltzer art tours set

Tours of the Smeltzer House Art collection will be hosted by the Blanden Art Museum at 10 a.m. July 20, Aug. 10 and Aug. 23. Tours will be led by a Blanden Docent, and will be approximately one hour long. Space is limited. Tickets are $8 per person, and must be purchased in advance at the Blanden, 920 Third Ave. S.

The emphasis will be on artwork Ann Smeltzer collected as well as work that she created herself. There were a number of artists she admired and who were her instructors, heavily influencing the development of her own artwork. These include Jacques Lipchitz, Hans Hofmann and Henri Matisse.