Curated by Scott Shields, Associate Director and Chief Curator
of the Crocker Art Museum
This blockbuster exhibition and its accompanying catalogue* aim to present a comprehensive view of Diebenkorn’s evolution to maturity, focusing solely on the paintings and drawings that precede his 1955 shift to figuration at age 33. Included in the exhibition are paintings and drawings primarily from the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, many of which have never before been publicly exhibited. Together, these 78 drawings and 22 paintings offer a full picture of the young artist’s achievements.
Visit the Ball State News Room, Ball State Magazine, and Spring 2018 ARTwords newsletter for additional information and background on this special exhibition. To schedule a free group tour of the exhibition, go to our Visit page and fill out the online form.
*To purchase the accompanying catalogue, click here to pay $40 online. DOMA is unable to ship the book, but bring your emailed receipt of purchase to the guest desk at the museum to pick up your copy.
DOMA regularly schedules programs related to current special exhibitions. For Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1945-1955
, the following events are offered to enhance the enjoyment and appreciation of this blockbuster show:
February 3, 1:30-4:30pm: Richard Diebenkorn Exhibition Teacher Workshop (space is limited; registration required)
February 8, 5-8pm: Music in the Museum: Beginnings
February 11, 1:30-4:30pm: Adult Painting Workshop (FULL)
March 6, 12pm: Community Voices: Lunch & Learn with Pat Nelson (for ages 16 and up; space is limited and registration required)
March 28, 10am: Mid-20th Century American Art (space is limited; registration required)
April 8, 1:30-4:30pm: Youth Painting Workshop (for ages 10–15; space is limited and registration required)
April 19, 5-7pm: Petty Memorial Lecture: Dr. Scott Shields, exhibition curator (free and no registration required)