A noted philanthropist who is also considered one of the preeminent collectors of postwar art in the United States, Emily Fisher Landau has assembled an extraordinary collection of contemporary art - as it was created - over the last five decades. In 2010, she generously gifted more than 300 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper to the Whitney Museum of American Art. As both a celebration of the collection, and an introduction to Contemporary Art, the Norton Museum will host a selection of the collection which traces many of the ideas that have preoccupied artists in the United States, particularly since the 1960s. Questions about the relevance of painting in the aftermath of Minimalism, debates about representation, “culture wars,” and a revived interest in personal narratives are explored through this selection from Landau’s extensive collection. The exhibition includes paintings by Richard Prince, James Rosenquist, Susan Rothenberg, Ed Ruscha, Cy Twombly and Andy Warhol; sculpture by Nayland Blake, Jenny Holzer, Martin Puryear and Kiki Smith; photographs by Matthew Barney, Gregory Crewdson, Nan Goldin and Peter Hujar, and drawings and prints by Carl Andre, Jasper Johns and Agnes Martin.
This exhibition was organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
The presentation at the Norton Museum of Art is made possible by Muriel and Ralph Saltzman.
Corporate support provided by Hollywood Media Corp. (Mitchell Rubenstein/Laurie Silvers).
With additional support by The Milton and Sheila Fine Endowment for Contemporary Art and The Dr. Henry and Lois Foster Endowment for the Exhibition of Contemporary Art.
Media support provided by Palm Beach Daily News.