July 23, 2007

Harwood Museum presents Diebenkorn's work from grad school

Kyle MacMillan reports in the Denver Post: "With a painting from Richard Diebenkorn's "Ocean Park" series in almost every major art museum in the country, it would certainly seem he is something of a known commodity by now. And to a large degree, he is. But as an important summer exhibition at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos makes abundantly clear, the story of this great California abstractionist has not been fully told. A chapter that has long been overlooked, or at least underappreciated, is a pivotal 30-month period in 1950-52 that he spent pursuing a master's degree at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. This traveling show, 'Diebenkorn in New Mexico,' offers the first in-depth examination of this time, with more than 50 paintings and works on paper from an array of public institutions and private collections." Read more. "Diebenkorn in New Mexico," Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM. through Sept. 9.