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"Ed Ruscha"
2000-11-18 until 2001-02-04
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA

Co-curated by Kerry Brougher, Chief Curator, Hirshhorn Museum, and Neal Benezra, Deputy Director and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, this exhibition will survey Ruscha's paintings, drawings, and books from 1960 to the present. One of the most consistently inventive artists of the contemporary period, Ruscha has been a pioneer in the use of language and imagery drawn from the popular media.

The show will consist of approximately sixty paintings, twenty-five drawings, and several books

This exhibition is coordinated by Manilow Senior Curator Francesco Bonami.

This exhibition has been organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England. Major support for the exhibition has been provided by The Henry Luce Foundation with additional support from Melva Bucksbaum, J. Tomilson and Janine Hill, and The Broad Art Foundation. Other funding was provided by The Ansley I. Graham Trust and Emily Fisher Landau.

Support for the Chicago presentation has been generously provided by the Kovler Family Fund, Andrea and James Gordon, Kenneth C. Griffin, Hortense Singer, Danielle and Martin Zimmerman, the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Foundation, the Jacqueline S. Harris Foundation, and the State of Illinois.

IMAGE:
Ed Ruscha
The Back of Hollywood
1999


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