101 Artists: Selections from the Fred Danziger Collection of Contemporary Art

Date: 
Friday, July 9, 2021 - 12:00pm to 4:30pm

This 101 Artists exhibit was organized by artist and art collector, Fred Danziger, partially in response to lockdown that occurred in March causing the art community: galleries, museums and art schools to close their doors. On the 101 Artists exhibition, Danziger states, “Art is one of the rare constants in human civilization. From prehistoric cave paintings, to the museums and private collections around the world today, it is quite clear that art is an essential part of our humanity.”These are all works from his personal collection. They have been purchased from a variety of galleries and artists during the past 10 years. They span a wide variety of styles, from abstraction to highly rendered photorealism, from conceptual to perceptual approaches. The media include oil paintings, watercolor, drawings, prints, constructions, and sculpture. This exhibit is not about a particular aesthetic, it is about collecting art. It is essentially a traveling museum of contemporary art.

SAMA will host two virtual discussions with the collector of the exhibition, Fred Danziger. On two Thursdays from noon until 1:00 p.m., Danziger will host a zoom virtual discussion series, Round Table Talks. At our first round table, on July 22nd, the topic of discussion will be creating art during a pandemic. On September 9th, Danziger will return for a second talk to discuss his expertise of collecting art on a budget. Both events will be one-hour virtual discussions and arefree to attend. Registration is required on our website to obtain the event Zoom link. Please consider making a $10 donation to the museum to help support this free program and other programs offered by SAMA.

Location: 
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art - Loretto
Saint Francis University
112 Franciscan Way
Loretto, PA 15940
Contact Name/Organization: 
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art - Loretto
Contact Email Address: 
loretto@sama-art.org
Contact Phone Number: 
814-472-3920
Cost of Event: 
FREE