Selected Works from the Permanent Collection
Foreword and Introduction by Eric McCauley Lee
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This beautifully illustrated catalogue highlights 101 works of art from the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma. Combining full-color reproductions with explanatory text, the catalogue presents significant examples of Asian, European, American, American Indian, and contemporary art from the museum's permanent collection.
For visitors to the museum and art aficionados, these pages offer a tour of the museum's exceptional paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and photographs. Arranged in chronological and thematic sequence, the catalogue entries focus on single works, each by a different artist. Authors Eric McCauley Lee and Rima Canaan discuss the artists' backgrounds and analyze the featured works. Where appropriate, related objects in the collection appear as accompanying illustrations. The celebrated artists represented in the catalogue include Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keefe, Allan Houser, and members of the Taos Society of Artists.
The University of Oklahoma established its art museum in 1936 under the leadership of painter and professor Oscar B. Jacobson. Jacobson's vision for a permanent museum facility came to fruition in 1971, when Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jones donated the museum portion of a new fine arts building in memory of their son, Fred Jones Jr. In recent years, the museum has received a series of extraordinary gifts of art, including the bequest in 2000 of Clara Weitzenhoffer's acclaimed collection of French Impressionist paintings. To house its growing collections, the museum has completed a new wing, named in honor of Mary and Howard Lester of San Francisco. The 34,000-square-foot addition, designed by renowned architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen and a work of art in itself, more than doubles the museum's previous space. Published to coincide with the opening of the Lester wing, this catalogue celebrates the extraordinary developmet of the museum's collections over nearly three-quarters of a century.
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