THE LAURA + JOHN FRASER COLLECTION
FEB 9–MAY 28, 2018
ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM
SPONSORED BY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS + SMITH CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
FRI, FEB 9
5–6 PM | GALLERY WALK WITH THE FRASERS
6–7 PM | MEMBERS RECEPTION
7–8:30 PM | FREE ADMISSION
To attend the MEMBERS PREVIEW (5–7 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, sculptures, and ephemera 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, John 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 sponsored by a grant from the Community Grants Program of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois with support from the Community Arts & Humanities Fund, and by a grant from Smith Charitable Foundation; 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.
FRASER COLLECTION IMAGE CREDITS: Steuart Pittman, Invasion: Bettendorf, Iowa, 2006 and Robert McCauley, Tagged II, 1986