Impulse and Connoisseurship: Selections from the Forde Collection
December 3, 2013 - February 1, 2013
Westmont alumna shares collection with Museum
Marie May graduated from Westmont College and taught school before meeting and marrying Arnold Forde. Together they began collecting contemporary art with the guidance of Paul Schimmel, often buying young artists, many of whom were not yet well known. They have described their methodology for collecting as "impulsive," yet that impulsiveness is tempered by their deep knowledge of the art world and their passion for collecting. The 29 works in this exhibition represent a selection of their collection, which focuses on Minimalism and Conceptual art. Featured artists include John Baldessari, Gerhard Richter, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Chris Burden, and many others. The exhibit will be on display from December 3, 2013 - February 1, 2014, with the opening reception held on December 3 from 4-6 pm. Museum hours are 10 am - 4 pm Monday through Friday and 11 am - 5 pm on Saturdays. The Museum is closed Sundays and college holidays. Admission is free. For more information, please contact the museum at (805) 565-6162.