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Weatherspoon Art Museum

Exhibition Detail
Recent Acquisitions
Curated by: Elaine D. Gustafson
Corner of Spring Garden & Tate St
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170

May 26th, 2012 - August 19th, 2012
May 26th, 2012 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Snow Pines, Helen FrankenthalerHelen Frankenthaler, Snow Pines,
2004, 34-color Ukiyo-e style woodcut, Ed. 6 out of 65, 37 x 26 in
© Courtesy of the artist & Weatherspoon Art Museum
United States
Tue, Wed & Fri 10am-5pm Thu 10am-9pm Sat & Sun 1pm-5pm
sculpture, photography, works on paper

The Weatherspoon Art Museum first began collecting works of art in the 1940s. Since then, it has continued to enhance the quality and distinction of its collections through the acquisition of important works of art by gift, bequest, and even in times of economic challenges, by purchase. Besides caring for, preserving, and augmenting this outstanding collection, the Museum strives to make it readily accessible to the public. This summer, to fulfill that core mission, the Weatherspoon will feature recently acquired work by Nick Cave, Anne Chu, Helen Frankenthaler, Leon Kroll, Judy Pfaff, Edward Ruscha, Fred Tomaselli, and Jeff Whetstone, among many others.

The exhibition will highlight pieces acquired between 2009 and 2011 that have not yet been exhibited publicly. Comprised of sculpture, painting, works on paper, and photography, the assembly of work underscores the energy and diverse prongs of the Weatherspoon’s permanent collection, and in particular, the museum’s dedication to representing the art of its time. Also underscoring the exhibition is the spirit of adventure and risk taking that has long been a hallmark of the Weatherspoon Art Museum.

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