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INTO THE FUTURE: NEW GIFTS TO COMMEMORATE THE MUSEUM'S 75TH ANNIVERSARY

January 25th – May 25th, 2014
Palm Springs Art Museum

This exhibition features gifts and promised gifts in honor of the museum’s 75th Anniversary. Following Donna MacMillan’s lead gift of a commissioned sculpture by contemporary Chinese artist Zhan Wang for the entrance to the building, donors have committed significant works that fill important gaps in the collection and elevate its overall quality.

This exhibition features gifts and promised gifts in honor of the museum’s 75th Anniversary. Following Donna MacMillan’s lead gift of a commissioned sculpture by contemporary Chinese artist Zhan Wang for the entrance to the building, donors have committed significant works that fill important gaps in the collection and elevate its overall quality.

Contemporary artists include Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, David Hockney, and Tom Wesselmann. Design objects reflect the recent emphasis initiated by the new Architecture and Design Center, including works by Frank Gehry, Rudolph Schindler, Robert Wilson, and Fernando and Humberto Campana. Iconic images in photography are represented by Ansel Adams, Paul Strand, and Ed Ruscha. Glass sculptures include works by Dale Chihuly and Klaus Moje.

Holdings in Native American and traditional art of the West are deepened by textiles, pottery, and works by Dan Namingha, Bert Geer Phillips, and Francisco Zuniga. Most pivotal in light of the collection’s history, the exhibition showcases works by artists who played a principal role in the narrative of twentieth-century art history. These include major paintings and sculptures by Jean Arp, Agnes Pelton, Max Ernst, Adolf Gottlieb, Lee Krasner, Hans Hoffman, and Jean Dubuffet. An outstanding suite of Henri Matisse’s Jazz portfolio (1947) opens the exhibition, signaling the significance of the gifts on view and the museum’s commitment to acquiring iconic works by key artists.

This exhibition is organized by the Palm Springs Art Museum and funded in part by Title Sponsors Newman’s Own Foundation/Patty and Arthur Newman. Additional support is provided by Anne and Kirk Douglas, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schorr III, Mary Silver, and Sotheby’s.

Exhibition Season Sponsors: Joan Dale and R.D. Hubbard, Dorothy and Harold J. Meyerman, Annette and Ted Lerner, JoAnn McGrath, and Deborah and Kenneth Novack.