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December 2017

Tour of When Modern Was Contemporary at The Albuquerque Museum

Curator of Art, Andrew Connors, will take CAS members on another enlightening and entertaining tour of an important exhibition at the Albuquerque Museum, When Modern Was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection. The following information about the exhibition is from the AM website:

“Recognizing the significance of the art of his own time, Financier Roy R. Neuberger (1903–2010) acquired work by a remarkable selection of modern masters, including Alexander Calder, Stuart Davis, Willem de Kooning, Marsden Hartley, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, and numerous others.

He was committed to buying the work of living artists, in order to support the artists themselves, and formed relationships with many influential artists, dealers, and critics. By 1950, the center of the avant-garde art world had shifted from Paris to New York, and Neuberger’s was the most important collection of modern art in the country.

"When Modern Was Contemporary" features some fifty paintings and sculptures, illuminating the artistic transformations that took place in the U.S. during the first half of the twentieth century, and providing unique insight into one of the most fertile periods in American art.”

 

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— Henry David Thoreau

Image of CAS Visit to Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, November 2016