Past Exhibitions

OC Collects

Exhibition Through December 30, 2012


As part of the museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations, OC Collects presents curated selections from more than a dozen of the most important private collections in our community. Since the museum’s founding in 1962, collectors in Orange County have been among the most supportive and adventurous champions of modern and contemporary art, although this is little known or acknowledged within the broader artworld. The exhibition will include major paintings, sculptures, photographs and videos ranging from classic modern works to emerging artists of the present moment.

The exhibition includes rarely seen major paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper by the following Artists:

Doug Aitken
John Altoon
Edgar Arceneaux
Oliver Arms
Robert Arneson
John Baldessari
Hilla Ben Ari
Wallace Berman
Walead Beshty
Chaz Bojorquez
Joan Brown
John Chamberlain
Roy De Forest
Willem de Kooning
Richard Diebenkorn
Willie Doherty
Helen Frankenthaler
Nikolas Gambaroff
Luis Gispert
Joe Goode
Frederick Hammersley
Mary Heilmann
Robert Heinecken
Maxwell Hendler
George Herms
Robert Irwin
Emily Jacir
Richard Jackson
Donald Judd
Veronika Kellndorfer
Edward Kienholz
Roger Kuntz
Helen Lundeberg
Jay McCafferty
John McLaughlin
Ed Moses
Zwelethu Mthethwa
Shirin Neshat
Eric Orr
Pierre et Gilles
Ken Price
Rosângela Rennó
Robin Rhode
Tracey Rose
Ed Ruscha
Madoka Takagi
Andy Warhol

Images Credits:

Doug Aitken, 1968, 2011, High density foam, wood, and mirror, 36 x 80 x 8 1/2 inches; Collection of Moira and Fred Kamgar © Doug Aitken. Image: courtesy 303 Gallery.

Richard Diebenkorn, Albuquerque 9, 1952, Oil on canvas, 71 x 47.5 inches; Collection Charles and Twyla Martin ©The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation.

Shirin Neshat, The Last Word, 2003, Gelatin silver print, 38 x 95 inches (image), 40 x 97 inches (framed), Edition 3 of 5, ©Shirin Neshat; Collection Marsha and Darrel Anderson; Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.


Exhibition Credits

OC Collects is organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and curated by Director Dennis Szakacs and Chief Curator Dan Cameron.


Exhibition support is provided in memory of Robert and Lois Stovall and by the Visionaries.

The 50th Anniversary Lead Sponsor is Cartier.

The 50th Anniversary Elite Sponsors are 24 carrots – catering and events and South Coast Plaza.

OC Collects Media Sponsor is Newport Beach Magazine.