THE LAURA + JOHN FRASER COLLECTION
FEB 9–MAY 28, 2018
ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM
FRI, FEB 9
MEMBERS PREVIEW | 5–6:30 PM
FREE PUBLIC OPENING | 6:30–8 PM
To attend the MEMBERS PREVIEW (5–6:30 PM, FRI, FEB 9):
The Laura and John Fraser Collection surveys one of the most recent major gifts to Rockford Art Museum in its entirety. The Fraser Collection is a stellar compilation of 122 contemporary pieces by an international roster of 57 artists, including several local and regional artists. On view are paintings, prints, drawings, mixed media, and sculptures by John Andrews, Anne Bach, Nelleke Beltjens, Steven Beyer, Gerd Borkelmann, Betty Cleeland, Jeffery Cote de Luna, Gordon Dorn, Jacob El Hanani, Heide Fasnacht, Lynn Fischer-Carlson, Joyce Gelick, Dorothee Joachim, Vadim Katznelson, Wayne Kimball, Barbara Koenen, Robert McCauley, Erik Neff, Bob Nugent, Katy Pittman, Gordon Powell, Richard Rezac, Brigitte Riesebrodt, Cherri Rittenhouse, Yuko Sakurai, Rebecca Shore, Eric Snell, Buzz Spector, Mario Trejo, Richard Tuttle, and more. Concurrent exhibits include the 77th Young Artist Show and additional selections from the RAM Collection.
The Laura and John Fraser Collection is organized by Rockford Art Museum, curated by RAM Curator Carrie Johnson. This exhibition and related educational programming are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and by the Armer Ahlstrand Charitable Foundation. RAM education programs are supported in part by Women’s Art Board of Rockford Art Museum.
FRASER COLLECTION IMAGE CREDITS: Steuart Pittman, Invasion: Bettendorf, Iowa, 2006 and Robert McCauley, Tagged II, 1986