The San Diego Museum of Art Announces the Arrival of Gauguin to Warhol: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Exhibition Features 70+ Masterpieces from the Artists who Defined Modern Art
SAN DIEGO, CA – The San Diego Museum of Art welcomes the arrival of Gauguin to Warhol: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, an exhibition that traces the path of Modern art through iconic 20th century works from the renowned collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, N.Y. Featuring masterpieces from the most significant names in art, the exhibition opens at The San Diego Museum of Art on October 4, 2014 and runs through January 27, 2015.
Artists featured in the exhibition include Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo, Paul Gauguin, Francis Bacon, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko, among others. More than 70 paintings and sculptures will be grouped thematically, spanning modern movements from Post-Impressionism to Pop. Gauguin to Warhol makes its only West Coast stop at The San Diego Museum of Art.
“The works featured in this exhibition are so iconic, that they could each be the star of their own show,” says Roxana Velásquez, Maruja Baldwin Executive Director of The San Diego Museum of Art. “Gauguin to Warhol offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the story of modern art told through its finest examples. The exhibition exemplifies our ongoing commitment to bringing outstanding cultural experiences to San Diego.”
Significant works on view will include Paul Gaugin’s Spirit of the Dead Watching,1892, one of the artist’s famed Tahitian paintings; Vincent Van Gogh’s The Old Mill (1888); Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s Woman Lifting her Chemise, 1901; Pablo Picasso’s La Toilette, 1906, a masterpiece of the artist’s Rose Period; Salvador Dalí’s The Transparent Simulacrum of the Feigned Image, 1938; Frida Kahlo’s Self-Portrait with Monkey, 1938; Henri Matisse’s La Musique,1939, painted at the height of his career; Jackson Pollack’s Convergence, 1952, a monumental work and one of the artist’s most recognized drip paintings; Willem de Kooning’s Gotham News, 1955, a masterwork of his mature style; and Andy Warhol’s 100 Cans, 1962, the most iconic of his Campbell’s soup paintings.
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery houses one of the world’s greatest collections of modern and contemporary art. Throughout its history, visionary leaders and donors have led the institution in the acquisition of seminal works of Post-Impressionism, Abstractionism, Surrealism, Minimalism and Pop. This exhibition marks a rare opportunity for The San Diego Museum of Art to share these masterpieces with the San Diego community and the Western United States.
This exhibition was developed by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, and was organized by Albright-Knox chief curator emeritus Douglas Dreishpoon. It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
Funding for the presentation Gauguin to Warhol in San Diego has been provided by 2015 Presenting Sponsors Conrad Prebys and Debbie Turner, Gallagher Levine, and Professional Maintenance Systems. Gauguin to Warhol: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is presented as part of The San Diego Museum of Art’s 2015 initiative, Celebrating 100 Years of Art in Balboa Park.
After the conclusion of the exhibition at The San Diego Museum of Art, Gauguin to Warhol will travel to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark., February 19 through June 1, 2015, and then to the Milwaukee Art Museum, June 19 through September 20, 2015. A 265-page catalogue entitled The Long Curve: 150 Years of Visionary Collecting at the Albright-Knox Gallery accompanies the exhibition.
Special events will accompany the exhibition:
- Members’ Preview: Friday, October 3
- Second Saturday Workshop: Saturday, October 11
- Culture & Cocktails: Thursday, October 16
- ArtStops: October 21 and 30, November 18, December 4 and 16, January 8 and 20
- Drawing in the Galleries: Friday, November 7 and 21
- Symposium: Saturday, November 8
For more details on related events and hours visit the Museum calendar.
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Providing a rich and diverse cultural experience, The San Diego Museum of Art houses the world’s finest art in America’s Finest City. Located in the heart of Balboa Park, the Museum’s nationally renowned collections include Spanish and Italian old masters, South Asian paintings including the Edwin Binney 3rd Collection of Indian paintings, and 19th and 20th century American paintings and sculptures. The Museum regularly features major exhibitions of art from around the world, as well as an extensive year-round schedule supporting cultural and educational programs for children and adults. At The San Diego Museum of Art, exhibition text is always in English and Spanish.