Kenneth Noland’s painting ‘Reef’ can be seen at WCU

Kenneth Noland's "Reef," 44-by-144-inch acrylic on canvas painting, is part of the permanent collection of WCU's Fine Art Museum.

Kenneth Noland’s “Reef,” 44-by-144-inch acrylic on canvas painting, is part of the permanent collection of WCU’s Fine Art Museum.

Kenneth Noland’s “Reef, ” a 44-by-144-inch acrylic on canvas painting, will continue to be on display at Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum through May 11 as part of the ongoing “Worldviews:  Selections  from the Collection” exhibition.

The painting by Noland, an Asheville artist who died Jan. 5, is part of the museum’s permanent collection.

“When standing in front of Noland’s ‘Reef,’ the painting truly vibrates with color sensation – and wraps its wide and expansive arms beyond the borders of the 12-foot-long canvas around you –   an enveloped synethesia – transforming all the senses,” said Martin DeWitt, museum director.

For museum information, check out fineartmuseum.wcu.edu on the Web or call 828-227-3591.