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Nevada Museum presents contemporary works

From Jan. 16 through Feb. 21, the Nevada Museum of Art will present Modern Masters: A Gift from Wells Fargo, an exhibition of 48 contemporary works gifted to the organization by Wells Fargo. The exhibition will mark the premiere showing of the works after arriving at the NMA. The paintings and prints were acquired to the permanent collection of the NMA in May 1998.

Modern Masters: A Gift from Wells Fargo features works by American modernists and important California contemporary artists. Highlights include works by Javacheff Christo, Sam Francis, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Henry Moore, Robert Motherwell, Claes Oldenberg, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers and Frank Stella. The spectrum also includes works by Joseph Albers, Carolos Almaraz, Jack Bush, Robert Cottingham, Joe Goode, Tom Holland, Barbara Kassel, Alex Katz, Katherine Liu, Oscar Melendez, Peter Plagens, Astrid Preston, John Salt and Jack Youngerman.

In general, the exhibition presents a survey of the artistic styles and movements that emerged after World War II. Among the many styles presented in the exhibit are Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Assemblage, Color Field, Minimalism, Hard-Edge Painting, Op Art, Photo-Realism, Pattern and Decoration, Biomorphic Abstraction, Cartoon and New Abstraction.

In May Wells Fargo divided its contemporary collection among the Nevada Museum of Art, Phoenix Museum of Art and museums in Southern California.

The exhibition is organized by the Nevada Museum of Art. In addition to Modern Masters: A Gift from Wells Fargo, the NMA will exhibit Le Cathedral de Michelle: An Installation by Michael Sarich in the Casazza Gallery and a selection of new acquisitions and loans.

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