In celebration of the museum’s 80th anniversary, this genre-spanning exhibition highlights recent acquisitions and gifts to the museum’s permanent collection.
In celebration of the museum’s 80th anniversary, this genre-spanning exhibition highlights recent acquisitions and gifts to the museum’s permanent collection. Thanks to the generosity of museum friends both longstanding and new, these artworks considerably enhance the museum’s main collection areas, including art of the American west, modern sculpture and design, twentieth-century photography, Native American ceramics, and contemporary art. Loosely organized around unique collecting perspectives and salon-style installations, the works express a range of creative practices, from plein air paintings of the American west, bold modernist sculpture, and architectural photography, to colorful design and glass objects. Works include sculptures by Alexander Calder, Jacques Lipchitz, Beverly Pepper, and Ben Jackel, photographs by Julius Shulman, Diane Arbus, John Divola, and Douglas Gordon, and luminous ceramics and glass by Deborah Clashin, Mineo Mizuno, and Laura Donefer. Evocative paintings by Hanson Duvall Puthuff, Richmond Burton, Maynard Dixon, Frank Lobdel, Squeak Carnwath, and Hung Liu are featured alongside newer works by Mark Bradford, Brian Bress, Clare Rojas, Damian Aquiles and Penelope Krebs. Also of note is a playful interactive mechanical sculpture by Ruben Ortiz-Torres.