MIAMI.- A reinstallation showcasing both old favorites and new acquisitions from the permanent collection of Miami Art Museum opens to the public Friday. The reinstallation will be on view in MAMs Plaza-level gallery through November 2, 2008.
Included among the works on view for the first time at MAM are Nancy Graves Evergrowing Mobility, Fernand Légers Femme au Fauteuil (Woman and Armchair), Francesca DiMattios Untitled (Bed I), Nela Ochoas Donde Midas se Lava las Manos (Where Midas Washes His Hands) and Tom Wesselmanns Brown Eyes Under Glass. Also included will be several works by Miamia-area artists, including Daniel Arshams Miami Does Paris and Pepe Mars Blue (Da-Ba-Dee).
These new acquisitions, which are a combination of gifts and purchases by MAMs Collectors Council, strengthen MAMs holdings of 20th and 21st century art in anticipation of its move to a new 120,000 square foot home in downtown Miami, MAMs Assistant Director for Programs/Senior Curator Peter Boswell said. The collection increasingly reflects the diversity of Miamis audience, as well as our vision for the future of MAM.
These recent acquisitions share gallery space with several of the old favorites from MAMs collection, including works by such influential 20th century artists as Adolph Gottlieb, Morris Louis, Vik Muniz, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter, James Rosenquist, Susan Rothenberg, Sean Scully, Frank Stella, Kehinde Wiley and Pervis Young. Also on view is Guillermo Kuitcas Mozart-Da Ponte VI, one of the paintings that will be featured in Everything: Guillermo Kuitca, Paintings and Works on Paper, 1982-2008, a nationally touring retrospective of the artists works premiering at MAM in October of 2009.