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New Exhibit A View Within Opens at Weisman Museum
The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University presents A View Within: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art on display beginning Saturday, May 12, through Sunday, Aug. 5.
Today Los Angeles is regarded as a premier center for visual art, often considered to be on par with New York in the number and innovative quality of the art made and displayed here. But the generation of artists who helped create a vibrant art scene in L.A. during the 1970s and 1980s are often overlooked by the larger museums in the community. A View Within offers a chance to see the art and movements that helped establish L.A. as a major force in contemporary art.
"I am proud that we now have a permanent collection that offers a fascinating perspective on recent art in Los Angeles," said Michael Zakian, director of the Weisman Museum. "Displaying this work over the summer is an especially fitting way to introduce our 15th anniversary season."
When it was founded in 1992, the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art had no permanent collection. Over the past decade-and-a-half, it has been gradually building a collection of works by contemporary American and Californian artists. Assembled through donation, this group reflects diverse trends in contemporary art in Los Angeles and the nation over the past three decades.
The art in A View Within is eclectic but captures the flavor of our times. Built solely through the generous donations of work from collectors throughout Southern California, this collection offers the public a side of recent Los Angeles art not often seen in other museums. Artists on view include Larry Bell, Tony Berlant, Mary Corse, Laddie John Dill, Llyn Foulkes, Janis Kounellis, DeLoss McGraw, Jim Morphesis, Ed Moses, John Okulick, Ed Paschke, John Register, Alison Saar, William Scharf, Julian Stanczak, Tom Wudl, and many more.
The Weisman Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no admission charge. For more information, please visit the Weisman Museum Web site or call (310) 506-4851.