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.
Image: Richard Diebenkorn, Untitled, 1949, oil on canvas, 45 1/8 x 37 3/8 in. Catalogue raisonné no. 665 © Richard Diebenkorn Foundation.
Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, February
1–May 20, 2018
Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, June 16–September 23, 2018
R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California,
January 12–April 7, 2019
Art Museum, Easton, Maryland, April 19–July 14, 2019
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 (space is limited; registration required)
March 6, 12pm: Community Voices: Lunch & Learn with Pat Nelson (space is limited; registration required)
March 28, 10am: Mid-20th Century American Art (space is limited; registration required)
April 8, 1:30-4:30pm: Youth Painting Workshop (space is limited; registration required)
April 19, 5-7pm: Petty Memorial Lecture: Dr. Scott Shields, exhibition curator