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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Exhibition Detail
Drawings from the Bequest of Professor Alfred Moir
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

June 21st, 2012 - December 2nd, 2012
June 21st, 2012 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Self-Portrait Screaming in Terror, Joseph DucreaxJoseph Ducreax,
Self-Portrait Screaming in Terror,
1780s-90s, red and white chalk on gray paper
© Courtesy of Minneapolis Institute of Arts
United States
888 642-2787
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10 AM-5 PM; Thursday 10 AM-9 PM; Sunday 11 AM-5 PM

Art historian Alfred Moir (1924-2010) of Santa Barbara has bequeathed his superb collection of art to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The gift, which comprises more than 250 works, includes drawings, watercolors, paintings, and prints. It is particularly rich in Italian old master drawings, with rare and outstanding works by such artists as Domenico Beccafumi, Annibale and Ludovico Carracci, Salvator Rosa, Giambattista and Giandomenico Tiepolo, and Federico Zuccaro, and will enrich the MIA's holdings in this area exponentially.

Moir was born and raised in Minneapolis, but spent most of his life in southern California. A specialist in 17th-century art, he was a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he taught for almost 30 years and retired emeritus in 1991. A selection of works from his collection will be featured in this exhibition.

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