2016 Curators’ Choices:

The Greg Kucera & Larry Yocom Collection

Exhibition Dates: January 14, 2016 – March 25, 2016
Reception: Thursday, January 21, 6-8pm

“With eyes that remain fresh and a sensibility that regards contemporary art as the moving target it always is.” –Greg Kucera

Distinguished as one of the Northwest’s longest-standing and respected gallerists, Seattle resident Greg Kucera with his husband Larry Yocom, have also built an extensive private art collection. Assembled collaboratively over a 30-year span, the Kucera/Yocom collection focuses primarily on contemporary and historic art of the Northwest, while encompassing many significant works by internationally-known artists. Varied and nuanced, their collection contains additional holdings of erotica, including Japanese shunga, as well as objects by self-taught makers and decorative arts from the world-over.

ABOUT THE COLLECTION | Collection-building at such an involved level is ultimately a highly personal curatorial enterprise, following themes of interest “with eyes that remain fresh” on the outlook for unexpected expressions of creativity. Our exhibition honors the selectivity of Greg and Larry, and reflects further shaping by the curatorial team here at Museum of Art. Additionally, the exhibition affords us an opportunity to survey a cultural ecosystem where artist, dealer, collector, curator, and the public-at-large all have key contributions to make.

The Museum of Art is committed to the idea that a museum has a responsibility to recognize the creative talent of its region.  Our over-arching goal is to support creativity and innovation in students who can seek out divergent opinions, examine complex issues from a variety of perspectives and find meaning in the world.

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Teacher’s Links

Tim Hawkinson ART21 PBS VIDEO

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