- Roaming Docents May 5, 2015
Keeping Pace: Eva Glimcher and Pace/Columbus
October 25, 2015 - January 17, 2016
Keeping Pace: Eva Glimcher and Pace/Columbus on view through January 17, 2016, focuses on the impact that Pace Gallery had on the Columbus arts community. Pace, founded by Arne Glimcher in 1960, is today an important contemporary art gallery with eight locations in New York, London, Beijing and Hong Kong. Between 1965 and 1982 there was also Pace/Columbus, run by the charismatic gallerist Eva Glimcher. Situated on Broad Street just blocks from the Columbus Museum of Art, Pace held a series of exhibitions by significant contemporary artists, and had a strong impact on the appreciation of, and support for, art in the city. Keeping Pace, looks back at this history, focusing on the work of six artists who showed at Pace/Columbus: Jim Dine, Jean Dubuffet, Louise Nevelson, Lucas Samaras, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol. In Columbus as in the larger world, these artists helped transform the sense of what art can be. The exhibition opens October 25, 2015 as part of the opening celebrations for the Museum’s newly built 50,000-square-foot addition.
Imperfections By Chance: Paul Feeley Retrospective, 1954 -1966
October 25, 2015 - January 10, 2016
Imperfections By Chance: Paul Feeley Retrospective, 1954–1966, on view through January 10, 2016 at Columbus Museum of Art, explores the legacy of the modernist artist Paul Feeley (1910-1966), whose paintings and sculptures are characterized by bright colors and undulating forms that are often poised between representation and abstraction. Feeley held an influential position as a professor at Bennington College in Vermont, where he helped make the school an ambitious cultural outpost in the 1950s and sixties. He organized or co-organized important early exhibitions of Jackson Pollock, David Smith, and Barnett Newman, and was himself honored with a 1968 memorial retrospective at the Solomon S. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Imperfections by Chance is the first major retrospective of Feeley’s work since that time.