The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art will host a gala on September 29 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Oppenheimer art collection!
Stefanie Gutheil / Berg I / 2009 / Oil and mixed media on canvas / 98 x 79 inches
The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Oppenheimer art collection and will open with a gala on September 29 at 7pm! The show opens free to the public on September 30.
“Works by regional, national and international artists converge at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College, which will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Marti and Tony Oppenheimer’s patronage of the college and museum with a museum-wide exhibit of artworks the couple have funded.
‘The Oppenheimer Collection is now synonymous with the Nerman Museum. It is the foundation upon which our permanent collection rests,’ said Bruce Hartman, the museum’s executive director.
The Oppenheimers have funded the purchase of 152 pieces; the anniversary exhibit will display approximately half of them.
‘We’ll have a number of never-before-exhibited works,’ Hartman said, citing new acquisitions of works by Dana Schutz, Allison Schulnik, Angel Otero, Asad Faulwell and Stefanie Gutheil.
The museum is producing a 340 page book, with entries by Kansas City critics and writers on each of the 152 artworks. It was edited by David Cateforis, professor of American art, modern and contemporary art at KU.
An opening gala — the Oppenheimer Collection 20th Anniversary Celebration — will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on Sept. 29. ‘There will be hundreds of artists in attendance,’ Hartman said. ‘Marti and Tony are flying in artists in the collection from around the U.S.’ Tickets to the gala cost $125. The show will open free to the public on Sept. 30.” Read more.