Museum Highlight- Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection

Newly opened exhibit, Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection, The Whitney Museum presents a selection of works from the historic gift of art pledged to the Whitney in May 2010 by longtime Museum trustee Emily Fisher Landau.  Emily is considered to be one of the preeminent collectors of postwar art in the United States.  This exhibit showcases ideas, particularly since that 1960’s that have preoccupied American artists after the era of Minimalism.

Mark Tansey (b. 1949), Valley of Doubt, 1990. Oil on canvas

Artists that are showcases in this exhibit include Carl Andre, Neil Jenney, Barbara Kruger, Agnes Martin, Susan Rothenberg, Mark Tansey and Peter Hujar.  Other artists highlighted that Emily Fisher Landau seemed to have a high interest in and collected in depth are Richard Artschwager, Jasper Johns and Ed Ruscha. This inspiring collection, that runs through May 1st, showcases her commitment, dedication and relationships with these artists and passion for art with each piece.

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