Past Exhibitions

Collection Histories/Collective Memories: California Modern

Exhibition Through September 24, 2006

The first in a series collections exhibitions entitled Collection Histories / Collective Memories that highlight important moments in the museum’s exhibition, California Modern, explored the rich history of California art found in the museum’s holdings from the plein air landscapes of the California Impressionists to key examples of California modernism (c. 1900-1950); as well as artworks and documentation from seminal exhibitions organized by the Newport Harbor Art Museum, including California Hard-Edge Painting (1964), Richard Diebenkorn (1965), Ed Ruscha and Joe Goode (1968), and The Last Time I Saw Ferus (1974), Light and Space and Minimalist art will also be included; the Newport Harbor Biennials (1984-1999) and the California Biennials (2002-2004), highlighting the dialogue between artists working in California and international developments in contemporary art.

Image Credits:

Ed Ruscha, Annie, 1965; Oil on canvas, 22x20 inches; Museum purchase with additional funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Exhibition Credits

Collection Histories/Collective Memories is organized by Elizabeth Armstrong, Deputy Director for Programs and Chief Curator.