An Artist's Eye: A Journey through Modern and Contemporary Art with Sigmund Abeles

Oct 5, 2012 - Jan 6, 2013

Our Collection is traveling!

Remember the exhibition, An Artist's Eye: A Journey through Modern and Contemporary Art with Sigmund Abeles that featured works from our own collection? The 59 pieces traveled to the coast and are now on view at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC through January 6, 2013.

This loan to the Myrtle Beach Art Museum is part of the CMA's mission to have its Collection better known statewide.

"We are thrilled to share a small portion of our Collection with another art museum," CMA Executive Director, Karen Brosius, said. "This gives everyone living and visiting the Myrtle Beach area the opportunity to broaden their understanding of Modern and Contemporary work."

As an invited guest curator, Abeles selected works from the Museum's esteemed Modern and Contemporary collection. His selection is based on his personal taste, preferences and attitudes about contemporary art, which he developed over a 50-year career. Abeles was part of the art scene when many of the pieces in the show were created and in some cases knew the artists, including Jasper Johns, personally. He provides a rare look into the lives of the exhibition’s artists by engaging visitors with personal anecdotes and offering first-hand accounts of the artists and their work. Abeles' ability to bring vast experience as an artist, a South Carolinian, a teacher, and his deep connections to the early years of the Columbia Museum of Art promises an exhibition full of variety.