FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Coast Exhibition of
Organized by the Armenian Museum and Fresno Art Museum.
April 7 - June 3, 2006
2233 N. First, Fresno, CA 93703
General phone: 559.441.4221, fax 559.441.4227
Web site, http://www/fresnoartmuseum.org
General hours, Tuesday - Sunday 11-5pm (open until 8pm Thursdays)
Arshile Gorky exhibition closes at 5pm daily.
Arshile Gorky, “The Artist and His Mother”, c. 1926-42.
(c) 2006 Artists Right Society (ARS), New York.
Collection National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Alisa Mellon Bruce Fund, 1979.
Vosdanik Manouk Adoian a.k.a. ARSHILE GORKY, an important painting and drawing exhibition of America’s eminent artist, Arshile Gorky, has been co-sponsored by the Armenian Museum and the Fresno Art Museum. This successful collaborative effort brings together for the first time rarely seen original Gorky paintings and drawings on loan from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; the National Gallery, Washington DC; the Eastern Diocese of New York housed at Fundacão Calouste Gulbenkian, Centro de Arte Moderna José de Azeredo Perdigão, Portugal; Pomona College Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles. The symbolic presence of Arshile Gorky in Fresno reaffirms the culture and history of the Armenian people it is a legacy of those first generation Armenian survivors who chose to make new homes in the Central Valley of California. This exhibition of Arshile Gorky’s artwork honors not just his accomplishments as a great American artist of the first rank, but is also a tribute to the many contributions of the succeeding generations of Armenian-Americans that have thrived in our country.
This exhibition was organized by the Fresno Art Museum, Armenian Museum, Fresno and made possible in part by The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; The Diocese of the Armenian Church of America / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation / Modern Art Center José de Azeredo Perdigão; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Los Angles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA; and Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Inc., Los Angeles, CA.