April 13 - July 1, 2007
Established to expand Miami Art Museum's permanent collection only two years ago, MAM's Collectors Council has already donated a rich group of high-quality, cutting-edge artworks to the museum's collection. Collectors Council Acquisitions, on view April 13 - July 1 in MAM's New Work Gallery, provides audiences with the perfect opportunity to see firsthand the distinguished works that the Council has added to MAM's collection.
Since its inception, the Collectors Council has purchased works by a number of established and emerging artists. This exhibition features art by Cory Arcangel, Shimon Attie, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Nathan Carter, Anna Gaskell, Mark Handforth, Arturo Herrera, Sarah Morris, Wangechi Mutu, Rivane Neuenschwander, Damián Ortega, Gavin Perry, Raymond Pettibon and Lorna Simpson.
According to exhibition curator René Morales, the works on view "are a testament to the quality of the group's vision. They include a wide variety of media, from painting and photography to video and installation, and together convey a number of important, general themes in contemporary art, including identity, nature and abstraction."
During this exhibition, MAM's Video Gallery will be dedicated to displaying video works acquired by the Collectors Council in order to highlight this aspect of their contribution. The works on view in the video gallery include Raymond Pettibon's Sunday Night and Saturday Morning, 2005.
The MAM Collectors Council is composed of museum members and supporters who are dedicated to the growth of MAM's permanent collection. Including both new and seasoned collectors, the Council offers participants the opportunity to experience firsthand access to artists, curators, art dealers and other collectors who share an interest in contemporary art.
MAM Collectors Council Acquisitions is organized by Miami Art Museum and curated by Assistant Curator René Morales.