The Pearly Gates Collection: A Celebration of Walter Hopps

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The Pearly Gates Collection: A Celebration of Walter Hopps
Curated by: Michael McCall

58325 29 Palms Highway
92284 Yucca Valley
November 3rd, 2018 - January 20th, 2019
Opening: November 3rd, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


The Yucca Valley Visual & Performaing Arts Center presents the world premiere of The Pearly Gates Collection  November 3rd, 2018 with a celebratory public gala from 6 to 9 p.m.  The exhibition pays tribute to the late prominent art curator, Walter Hopps, who at the time became the youngest museum director in the United States and whose pioneering curation and radical approach would garner him much acclaim.  The Pearly Gates Collection exhibition consists of the unveiling of 50 original artworks from renowned artists, curated by YVArts Executive Curator, Michael McCall.

The Pearly Gates Collection features artworks and writings by Richard Amend, Anthony Ausgang, Larry Bell, Gary Brewer, Matthew Couper, Woods Davy, Doug Edge, Joe Fay, Jim Finnegan, Ed Flynn, Clark Fox, Megan Frances, Peter Frank, Nick Fyhrie, Mat Gleason, Ed Glendinning, Brian Goings, Peter Goode, Emily Halpern, George Herms, Charles Christopher Hill, Brad Howe, Paula Izydorek, Terry Karpowitz, Ed and Nancy Keinholz, Rockne Krebs, Tom Lieber, Laurie Le Clair, Gary Lloyd, Aline Mare, Darwin Estacio Martinez, Michael McCall, Todd Monagham, Jim Morphesis, Andy Moses, Lindsey Nobel, Al Nodal, Loren Philip, Pierre Picot, Ave Pildas, Robin Rose, Catherine Ruane, Raffael Serrano, Steven Seemayer, Alan Sonneman, The Art Guys, The Dark Bob, Jeffrey Vallance, Bob Wade and Norton Wisdom. 

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