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September 22, 2002, to December 31, 2002 |

Fifty Years of Supporting the New: The Charles H. Carpenter, Jr. Collection

The exhibition features highlights from the collection of New Canaan resident Charles H. Carpenter, Jr. The selections in this exhibition explore Carpenter’s two major periods of collecting contemporary works: the initial phase (roughly 1949 through 1974) and the late period (1988-1998). The 1970s and 1980s were the years that Charlie became (in his own words) “a self-appointed art historian.”

Featuring artwork by such important artists as Jackson Pollock, Theodoros Stamos, Jean Dubuffet, Mark Tobey, Franz Kline, Ad Reinhardt, Myron Stout, Richard Stankiewicz, Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Alan Shields, Robert Colescott, Richard Baker, Paul Bowen, Alan Johnston, Janine Antoni, Spencer Finch, Alicia Henry, Glenn Ligon, Fred Tomaselli, Polly Burnell, Dove Bradshaw, and Bob Mitchell.