CINCINNATI (WXIX) – The Cincinnati Museum of Art will unveil artwork from the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Collection of Post-World War II Modern and Contemporary Art on August 20.
Alice F. Weston (1926–2019) was a contemporary art collector, educator, and artist in Cincinnati.
Cynthia Amneus, chief curator of the Cincinnati Art Museum, said:[Weston] was a member of the board of directors of the contemporary art center, she was [the Cincinnati Art Museum’s] plank [and[ she collected amazing works of art and lived with them; so, I think that as a supporter of the arts, she’s really important for Cincinnati.
“[The art Weston collected] have never been on display before except for a few of the pieces, so we are very happy to have these pieces in our permanent collection.
The Weston collection came to encompass the works of many prominent artists, including Hofmann, de Kooning, Wesselmann, Dine, Saar, Dubuffet, Duchamp, LeWitt and others.
Much of Weston’s modern and contemporary art collection was bequeathed to the Cincinnati Art Museum in 2019.
The first piece purchased by the Westons, Claes Oldenburg’s box of shirts, is part of this new installation. The exhibition will feature other key works including Soup Can (Cream of Mushroom) by Andy Warhol, N for Nothing by Man Ray, The Sun Series by Joseph Cornell and Study for Homage to the Square: Blue Spring by Josef Albers.
This special item will be displayed in the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Gallery (G105) on the first floor of the museum. No ticket is necessary; general admission to the museum is free.
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