The Norton Museum will showcase private collections including works by Picasso, Rembrandt and many more
The Norton Museum of Art announces four major exhibitions drawing on the depth of its community of art collectors.
The main artists presented in these exhibitions are Louise Bourgeois, Albrecht Dürer, Theaster Gates, Alberto Giacometti, Childe Hassam, Candida Höfer, Jasper Johns, Anselm Kiefer, Barbara Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Glenn Ligon, Agnes Martin, Mario Merz, Yoshitomo Nara, Piet Mondrian, Georgia O’Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt, Mark Rothko, Edward Ruscha, Cy Twombly and Andrew Wyeth.
The exhibitions are:
From Hassam to Wyeth: Gifts from Doris and Shouky Shaheen (through May 1), featuring major oils and watercolors by late 19th to mid-20th century American artists that were donated to Norton in 2020.
The Howard and Judie Ganek Collection (February 5 – September 25, 2022), featuring a selection of paintings, sculptures, ceramics and contemporary works based on photography from a promised gift to the Norton which transformed its contemporary art collections.
Dürer, Rembrandt and Picasso: Three masters of printmaking (March 13 – September 11, 2022), presenting around thirty works on paper by Dürer, Rembrandt and Picasso from a private collection promised to the Nortons.
A Remarkable Gathering: The Fisher Landau Family Collection (March 13 – September 11, 2022), a temporary exhibition featuring paintings and sculptures by many of the most famous artists of the late 20th century on loan to the Norton.
Together, the four exhibits exemplify the vibrancy of the region’s artistic community and the close ties Norton has established with local collectors.
“Exhibitions drawn from private collections not only provide our visitors with the opportunity to see exceptional works of art, but they also provide insight into the spirit and personality of collectors,” said Ghislain d’Humières, director and CEO of the Norton Museum of Art. “These four exhibitions, spanning different eras and genres of art, demonstrate the depth and breadth of our region’s collections. Thanks to the generosity of these collectors, we have been able to expand Norton’s holdings of American, contemporary, photographic and European art, making these works accessible to the whole community.”
Since its founding in 1941 by Ralph and Elizabeth Norton with their own personal collection, the Norton Museum of Art has continued to be supported and strengthened by collectors and members of the Palm Beach community. Thanks to the generosity of local collectors, the Norton collection has grown, making it the most comprehensive and distinguished in the region. In addition to collectible gifts, the Norton has also held numerous special exhibitions drawn from private collections, including American Art Posters from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection (2020); Going Public: Florida Collectors Celebrate the Norton (2019), featuring rarely seen works from local private collections and To Jane, Love Andy: Warhol’s First Superstar (2014), featuring artwork and ephemera from Jane’s personal collection Holzer, The Triumph of Love: Beth Rudin DeWoody Collects (2015) and Still/Moving: Photographs and Video Art from the DeWoody Collection (2016).
Exhibitions at Norton this winter and spring reveal the diversity of perspectives and extraordinary depth of collections within the local community:
From Hassam to Wyeth: Gifts from Doris and Shouky Shaheen
December 10 – May 1, 2022
This exhibition celebrates Doris and Shouky Shaheen’s recent gift of 12 American oils and watercolors to the Norton Museum of Art. Ranging from Impressionism to Realism, the works show how American painters continued to depict the nation’s distinctive and evolving landscape from the late 19th to 20th centuries. Besides Childe Hassam and Andrew Wyeth, artists represented include William Glackens, Jane Peterson, Edward Henry Potthast, John Henry Twachtman, Guy Wiggins and Wyeth’s son Jamie.
The Howard and Judie Ganek Collection
February 5 – September 25, 2022
In the spring of 2018, the Norton Museum of Art received a promised gift of contemporary art from Howard and Judie Ganek. The gift, comprised of more than 100 paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photographs and mixed media works collected over four decades. Together, the collection will contribute to Norton’s holdings in a manner comparable to the principal gift of the Museum’s founders, Ralph and Elizabeth Norton. Artists represented include Matthew Barney, Gilbert & George, Anselm Kiefer, Candida Höfer, Theaster Gates, Barbara Kruger, Donald Judd and Richard Prince, among others. The Ganeks have engaged with provocative artists and hard-to-understand art to form a vibrant collection. This exhibition marks the second installation of their Promised Gift, which debuted in 2019 alongside the transformation designed by Norton’s Foster + Partners.
Dürer, Rembrandt and Picasso: three masters of printmaking
March 13 – September 11, 2022
This exhibition, contains thirty works from a private Palm Beach collection promised to the Nortons that have been selected for their historical significance and exceptional quality, featuring three artists exploring the printing techniques of their time. The German painter Albrecht Dürer brought woodcut and printmaking to an unprecedented level of achievement. In the same way, Rembrandt transformed printmaking, with its superior responsiveness to the artist’s hand, into a powerful medium of expression that effectively replaced printmaking as the preferred technique for printing images. Finally, Picasso’s printed work demonstrates both traditional and modern techniques like etching, aquatint, lithography and linocut in a way that reflects both the changing autobiographical nature of his work and his relentless experimentation. new means of expression. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to view outstanding examples spanning the history of printmaking and observe how three of the greatest Western artists brought their transformative talent to the printed image.
A Remarkable Gathering: The Fisher Landau Family Collection
March 13 – September 11, 2022
A remarkable gathering: The Fisher Landau family collection includes works of art by many of the most influential artists of the late 20th century and represents some of the finest examples of their work, on loan to the Norton for the first time in nearly of a decade. This exhibition marks the first time since Whitney’s original exhibition that the collection has been consistently displayed outside of New York. The depth of this distinguished collection traces many concepts and themes that have preoccupied modern and contemporary artists for decades.
An international grouping of influential masters, the collection includes the work of key modernists such as Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Georgia O’Keeffe and Piet Mondrian, as well as icons of pop art and its outliers Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Edward Ruscha and Richard Prince. Additionally, the adventurous spirit of the collection is revealed in early depictions of complex art movements such as minimalism and conceptual art, as evidenced by works by Willem De Kooning, Glenn Ligon, Agnes Martin and Cy Twombly, Mark Rothko, Louis Bourgeois, among many others. Collectively, the exhibition brings together an excellent and diverse collection of art and his critical insights, revealing the unique taste and perspective of a prolific collector and longtime supporter of Norton.
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