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Jim Dine Exhibit to Open at Weisman Museum of Art
The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University is pleased to present Jim Dine: Some Drawings, which will be on view from Jan. 6 through March 25, 2007. Featuring over 70 large-scale works on paper, this major exhibition surveys the range and depth of Jim Dine's draftsmanship over more than four decades.
One of the founders of Pop Art in the early 1960s, Dine is best known for his series of hearts, tools, Venuses, and bathrobes—images that have become icons of American culture. In the early 1970s, Dine embraced drawing, committing himself to the discipline of observing reality and recording his perceptions. As he explained, "I taught myself how to draw." From this moment on, drawing became an essential part of his creative life.
Interested members of the community are welcome to meet the artist at a reception on Saturday, Jan. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Weisman Museum. Later in the month, Connie Glenn, Director Emeritus of the University Art Museum and Professor Emeritus, California State University, Long Beach, will present in conversation with Michael
Zakian, director of the Weisman Museum, a lecture titled "Jim Dine: Some Drawings, Some Talk—Observations from Four Decades." The event will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25. Save the date for Family Art Day on Saturday, Feb. 17.
For more information, please contact the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at (310) 506-4851 or visit the Center for the Arts Web site.