Indepth Arts News: |
2000-06-29 until 2000-09-21
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Echoes of Pop Art, Photo-Realism, Conceptual Art, media-based imagery, and today's renewed focus on painting resonate in some 85 works by American artist
Ed Ruscha (b. 1937), Word paintings from the 1960s, artist's books, drawings in unconventional media, monochromatic silhouette images of the 1980s, and
recent canvases underscore Ruscha's acuity in melding verbal and visual information.
This retrospective has been co-curated by the Hirshhorn's former Assistan
Director for Art and Public Programs Neal Benezra, now with the Art Institute of Chicago, and Kerry Brougher, Director of the Museum of Modern Art in
Oxford, England. After Washington the show travels to Chicago, Miami, Fort Worth, and Oxford. Major funding for the exhibition was provided by The Henry
Luce Foundation, with addtional support from J. Tomilson and Janine Hill and The Broad Art Foundation. Other funding was provided by Melva Bucksbaum
and Emily Fisher Landau. Funds for educational programming were provided in part by the Ansley I. Graham Trust. A catalog by Scalo Publishers is available.