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movement aimed at satisfying the curiosity of those who want to develop or enhance their appreciation of the creative mind at work.

"LOS ANGELES TO NEW YORK: DWAN GALLERY" AT LACMA WITH ART HISTORIAN SUSAN POWER APRIL 27 AT 11:00

A must for those of us with an interest in contemporary art history. LACMA's special summer exhibition "Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971" presents the fascinating story of the Dwan Gallery, one of the most important galleries of the postwar period in the United States and the dealer and patron Virginia Dwan.  Established by Dwan in Westwood in 1959, the Dwan Gallery was the leading avant garde art space in the 1960's, presenting exhibitions by Franz Kline, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Kienholz, Yves, Klein, Claus Oldenburg, among others.  In 1965, Dwan opened a second space in New York City. Dwan New York became the first platform for Minimal Art, Land Art and Conceptual Art.  Virginia Dwan was a leading patron of earthworks and sponsored major projects including Michael Heizer's Double Negative and Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty.  

 

The exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, drawings and film by a wide variety of artists, giving us a rare opportunity to appreciate the contributions of one of America's leading art patrons as well as her important contribution to modern and contemporary art. 

A former research assistant in the American Art department at LACMA, Susan Power has considerable knowledge and expertise in the art exhibited and loved by Virginia Dwan.  It will be a rewarding trip back into the heady world of art of the 60's.  

 

We hope you can join us!

 

Enrollment is limited, if you wish to attend please enroll below or send RVSP via email and send a check for $50 to Inside the Story, 508 S. Santa Anita Ave., Pasadena CA 91107.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

WHERE:  LACMA

 

TICKETS: $50