UC Irvine to Show "the Best Collection No One Has Seen"

The Gerald Buck collection has been tagged as "the best collection of California art that no one has ever seen." That is about to change, as UC Irvine will present "First Glimpse: Introducing the Buck Collection," with 55 works by artists such as Wayne Thiebaud (shown, Knife, Cheese, Apple, 1972), Ruth Asawa, Jay DeFeo, Ed Kienholz, Roger Kuntz, John McLaughlin, Ed Ruscha, and James Turrell. It runs Sep. 29–Jan. 5, 2019 in UCI's Claire Trevor School of the Arts.

The exhibition is a preview of sorts for the planned Institute and Museum for California Art (IMCA). To be constructed on campus, IMCA will eventually house the Buck collection of modernism and the Irvine Museum collection of plein-air painting—in all about 5000 works.

More on the Buck Collection gift here.

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