A Decade of Collecting:
An Overview of The Baruch College Collection

March 22 - April 17, 2002

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An exhibition presenting a selection of paintings, prints, and sculpture donated to the Baruch College Collection during the last decade will be on view at the College's Mishkin Gallery, Friday, March 22 - Wednesday, April 17, 2002. The exhibition features a number of works from Sidney Mishkin's 1991 bequest of major paintings and sculpture as well as recent acquisitions of works by American and European artists that complement the College's strong collection of 20th-century abstract art.
Opening reception: Thursday, March 21, 5 to 7 pm.
Nineteen paintings and works on paper and one Korean screen will be on view, with oil paintings by Marsden Hartley and Andre Masson, a watercolor by Man Ray, and a print by Joan Miro. Three excellent examples of abstract sculpture are also part of the exhibition, providing a sampling of modern sculpture that ranges from Alexander Calder's stabile-a stationary sculpture based on Calder's signature kinetic mobiles-to Barbara Hepworth's biomorphic forms.

The show encompasses a variety of modernist styles, including Surrealism, geometric abstraction and Abstract Expressionism, while also incorporating multicultural and outsider tendencies that challenge the cannon of 20th-century avant-garde movements.

Artists affiliated with the American Abstract Artists group-formed in New York City in 1936-have been an ongoing focus at the Mishkin Gallery, and are represented in this exhibition through prints and paintings by Ilya Bolotowsky, John Sennhauser, Vaclav Vytlacil, John von Wicht, and Leo Rabkin. Abstract Expressionist paintings by Norman Bluhm and Michael Goldberg illustrate the significance of American abstract approaches and Surrealist influences in the second half of the 20th century.

Self-taught artists such as Bessie Nickens, Linda Anderson, and Hungarian folk artist Istvan Nyergesi represent the Gallery's continued exploration of artists working outside academic and avant-garde conventions, both in the United States and around the world. Seen together, these works represent the breadth and quality of the College's permanent collection and its related educational programs and exhibitions.

The Sidney Mishkin Gallery is located at Baruch College
135 East 22 Street
New York City

Gallery hours are:
Monday-Friday, 12 noon-5 p.m.
Thursdays, 12 noon-7 p.m.
All exhibitions at the gallery are free and open to the public.

2002 Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College


Zane Berzins (news office)
(212) 802-2881
zberzins@newton.baruch.cuny.edu Sandra Kraskin (gallery)
(212) 802-2690