Academy Art Museum is excited to offer the only East Coast Richard Diebenkorn Exhibition!
Audiences today generally know the career of Richard Diebenkorn (1922–1993) in three periods: the Sausalito, Albuquerque, Urbana, and “early Berkeley” periods of Abstract Expressionism; the Berkeley figurative/representational period; and lastly the famous Ocean Park and Healdsburg series of abstractions. Yet Diebenkorn’s earliest work remains very little known. The exhibition, Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955, will be on view at the Academy Art Musuem in Easton, MD from April 26–July 14, 2019 — the only venue on the East Coast. A reception on Friday, April 26, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. is free and the public are invited to attend.
The exhibition is organized by the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation in conjunction with the Crocker Art Museum, and curated by Scott Shields, Associate Director and Chief Curator of the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA.
The Academy Art Museum will offer associated programs, including a lecture and book signing by Scott Shields, Associate Director and Chief Curator, Crocker Museum of Art, author of the exhibition catalogue Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955, on Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m.
Picture credit: Richard Diebenkorn, Untitled, 1943, Watercolor, graphite and tape on paper, no. 449, Collection of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation.