Mower and his wife often put their extensive collection of art on exhibit at the Mattin Center at Johns Hopkins University.
Pieces in their collection include:
- 60 Rembrandt prints
- Lithograph by Roy Lichtenstein entitled Hunter and Dog (1951)
- Andy Warhol’s Hamburger prints (1986)
- Icon, a silkscreen print of a barking dog by Keith Haring (1990)
The Mowers endowed the Mattin Center’s drawing studio, which opened in 2001. Their home collection includes works by Degas, Pissarro, Sisley, Bonnard, Renoir, Picasso, Léger, and Warhol.
About his interest in art, Mower said, “For me collecting these etchings has been a unique opportunity to demystify some of the techniques of art and gain insight into those times. I’ve long been fascinated with modes of multiple reproductions—silkscreen, lithography, engraving. Etching was the photography of Rembrandt’s day. And he gives us a window into both the everyday life and cosmopolitan themes that captured his imagination.”
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