Museum of Art

  Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush
February 27, 2019 - June 30, 2019
Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush is the first solo museum exhibition for the Chicago-born artist. The exhibition is a ten-year survey of approximately 30 of the artist’s paintings, watercolors and collages.
Abney, born in 1982, is at the forefront of a generation of artists that is unapologetically revitalizing narrative figurative painting, and as a skillful storyteller, she visually articulates the complex social dynamics of contemporary urban life. Her monumental paintings are lively menageries that feature violent villains, unwitting victims, aspirational heroes and ineffectual anti-heroes, set against the backdrop of narratives that touch on politics, race, homophobia, celebrity, consumerism and other potentially incendiary topics. The artist has said that her work is “easy to swallow, hard to digest,” and certainly its playful and seductive nature belies its often serious tone. Abney was identified by Vanity Fair magazine as one of the many artists championing the Black Lives Matter movement.
Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush is organized by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University located in Durham, North Carolina, and curated by Marshall N. Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support for this project is also provided by the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art and the Purchase College Foundation.
 Lilla LoCurto & Bill Outcault:
Much Madness is divinest Sense

March 27, 2019 - June 30, 2019
In Much Madness is divinest Sense, artist team Lilla LoCurto and Bill Outcault explore issues relating to the human body, its physical and psychological vulnerability and cultural identity, using advanced technologies.
A selection of recent photographs, drawings, video animations and installations, and an interactive, life-sized marionette that responds to and interacts with the visitor will be on view. The marionette is featured thematically throughout the exhibition, allowing the artists to abstract human characteristics in ways that are fascinating, yet unnerving and uncanny. Mental disturbance, anguish, and distress are persistent themes in their new work.
Lilla LoCurto & Bill Outcault: Much Madness is divinest Sense is organized by the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York and curated by Helaine Posner, Chief Curator. Generous support for this project is provided by the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art and the Purchase College Foundation.
 Miniaturizing Modernism: Richard Pettibone Paints
the Neubergerís Rickey Collection

January 23, 2019 - June 16, 2019
Important works by well-known artists donated to the Neuberger Museum by George and Edith Rickey are displayed alongside miniature “copies” that the Rickeys commissioned artist Richard Pettibone to create as “mementos” of the donated works.
This is the only collection, public or private, in which Pettibone’s commissioned works are preserved together with their corresponding originals.
Curated by Neuberger director Tracy Fitzpatrick. Generous support for this exhibition provided by the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art and the Purchase College Foundation.
 Then and Now: Modern and Contemporary Selections
from the Permanent Collection

The Neuberger Museum of Art celebrates the return of some of its most precious treasures after being on national tour across the country for over a year. Included in Then and Noware works by some of our most beloved artists including Milton Avery, Romare Bearden, Stuart Davis, Willem de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Arthur Dove, Helen Frankenthaler, Marsden Hartley, Hans Hofmann, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and David Smith. Amid these works contemporary art from the collection also are installed, in keeping with the spirit of our founding patron, Roy. R. Neuberger, who was committed to supporting the work of living artists, particularly during the formative years of their careers. As he once observed, “The contemporary world should buy the work of contemporary artists.”
Generous support for this project is provided by the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art and by the Purchase College Foundation.
 African Art from the Permanent Collection
African art has been an integral part of the Neuberger Museum of Art since it opened in 1974. In 1999, the collection almost doubled in size with the major gift of 153 works from the collection of the late Lawrence Gussman, a notable collector and a resident of Scarsdale, New York. Only a small portion of the collection was on view until October 12, 2007 when the Neuberger Museum of Art opened its brilliantly refurbished gallery and vastly expanded the number of objects on view from thirty-five to eighty-two.
 New at the Neuberger Museum of Art: Recent Acquisitions
January 23, 2019 - June 16, 2019
The Neuberger Museum of Art continues to collect and exhibit its permanent collection, enacting Roy R. Neuberger’s commitment to supporting the work of contemporary artists who examine and expand the ideas of our time.
Attesting to the range and vitality of the Museum’s contemporary collection, New at the Neuberger Museum of Art: Recent Acquisitions includes selected paintings, photographs, and sculpture acquired by the Neuberger over the past few years.
On view will be works by artists Eric Aho, Louise Fishman, Ann Messner, Stephen Mueller, Dulce Pinzon and Betsabeé Romero.
The Neuberger Museum of Art is grateful to the donors whose generosity supports and helps build this valuable collection.
 Open Classroom: Ansel Adams and Our Cadillac Desert
February 06, 2019 - May 26, 2019
Selections from the Neuberger Museum of Art’s collection of Ansel Adams photographs highlight locations and concepts touched upon in Marc Reisner’s 1986 environmental classic, Cadillac Desert: The American West and its Disappearing Water. The work is displayed as a vehicle for Environmental Studies students at Purchase College, currently reading Cadillac Desert, to immerse themselves in the subjects of the book as they appeared at the time.
Themes explored in these images include social conflicts and cultural imperialism, human dependence upon climate patterns, westward expansion and economic development, ecosystem fragility and ecological tipping point, ecofeminism and human resiliency, American Indian tribal rights and the rule of law, and of course-WATER!
This project is a collaboration with Ryan Taylor, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Purchase College, and the Neuberger Museum of Art.
The Open Classroom at the Neuberger Museum of Art brings timely academic dialogues into the curatorial space through the study of and engagement with the Museum’s permanent collection. The space showcases collaborations with Purchase College students and faculty and features projects that move beyond the scope of the traditional classroom.

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