The remarkable career of gallerist and patron Virginia Dwan will be featured in an exhibition "Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971" of some 100 highlights from Dwan's extraordinary personal collection. In conjunction with the exhibit the National Gallery of Art Library will present documentary material drawn from the library collection as well as the Dwan Gallery Archives and Virginia Dwan Archives. The installation will provide a deeper look into Dwan Gallery’s operations, highlighting its evolution as it shifted from a West Coast venue for established New York and European avant-garde artists in the early 1960s to become one of New York’s leading galleries devoted to new movements including minimalism, conceptual art, and land art in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The library installation will also offer a view of gallerist and patron Virginia Dwan’s relationships with the artists she represented and befriended. Posters, announcements, and catalogs - along with ledger books, exhibition checklists, and correspondence - tell the stories behind some of Dwan Gallery’s most significant shows.
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