Currently on exhibition in the Lobby Gallery of the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University is the show titled New Acquisitions from the Tanner Collection. On view until November 11, the exhibition is comprised of artwork donated by Brown University alums Linda and Louis Tanner.
Since they met at an opening at the Museum of Modern Art in the fall of 1966, the Tanners have spent a lifetime of collecting art together. When they were married only a few months after meeting, many of their wedding gifts were works of art by their friends. Being a presence in the New York arts community allowed them to meet new emerging artists and form life long relationships with artists and gallery owners, some of whom gave even more artwork gifts to the couple.
The Tanners have promised their unique collection of over 100 works to the David Winton Bell Gallery. A preliminary gift starting this year is being exhibited in this show, including important works by major figures such as Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, David Ryan, and Shirley Kaneda. In addition, there is work by lesser-known artists like Arte Povera, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Lucio Fontana.
Continuing its long-standing relationship with the David Winton Bell Gallery, Malcolm Grear Designers created the installation graphics for the exhibition.