Ahead of the Curve: Selections from the Virginia Dwan Collection

  • Nov 8, 2014 – Feb 8, 2015
  • Gallery 6
Robert Smithson, "Mud Flow", 1969, graphite on paper, 19 x 24 in. Gift of
Virginia Dwan to the Charles and Laura Dwan Collection, 1988.

Virginia Dwan is the former owner of Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles, 1959-1967 and New York, 1965-1971), a contemporary art gallery closely identified with the American art movements of Minimalism, Conceptual Art, and Earthworks. This exhibition will feature artwork Dwan donated to the Weatherspoon by such renowned artists as Arman, Jim Dine, Sol LeWitt, Larry Rivers, and Robert Smithson, among others. The show will capture the creative spirit of both Dwan herself and the artists she represented, as well as the extraordinary period of art making in which she participated.

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Noon @ the 'Spoon Public Tour • Tue Jan 13 @ 12 pm

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