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Weisman Museum Celebrates 25 Years at Pepperdine

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The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art will display the exhibition California Dreaming: Contemporary California Art from the Weisman Art Foundation until December 10.

The exhibition marks the 25th anniversary of the Weisman Museum at Pepperdine, dedicated on September 12, 1992. Businessman and art collector Frederick Weisman believed in supporting the arts in his own city and during the second half of the 20th century became an important patron to many of the region’s up and coming artists. The work on view reflects his deep personal relationships with many of these artists and chronicles the period when Los Angeles emerged to become one of the nation’s leading art centers.

The pieces on display showcase key works of California art from the 1960s to the present, with an emphasis on seminal historic movements such as California Pop Art, Fetish Finish, and Light and Space. Artists include such key figures as Lita Albuquerque, Peter Alexander, Chuck Arnoldi, Billy Al Bengston, Mary Corse, Ron Davis, Joe Goode, Robert Graham, Craig Kauffman, John McCracken, Ed Moses, and Ed Ruscha.

More information on the exhibit: newsroom.pepperdine.edu/california-dreaming