<strong><a href=”http://karenmoss.art/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/CAL.MOD1_.jpg”><img class=”alignleft wp-image-720 size-medium” src=”http://karenmoss.art/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/CAL.MOD1_-300×199.jpg” alt=”CAL.MOD1″ width=”300″ height=”199″ /></a>Collection Histories/Collective Memories: <em>California Modern</em></strong>
<strong> February 6 – September 24, 2006</strong>
<strong> Orange County Museum of Art</strong>
<em>Collection Histories/Collective Memories</em> was a collection installation series that focused on the intersection of major art movements in California art and significant moments in the Orange County Museum of Art’s history.
<em>California Modern</em>, the first in the series that I co-curated with Elizabeth Armstrong, explored the rich history of California art found in the museum’s holdings from the<em> plein air</em> landscapes of the California Impressionists to key examples of mid-century California modernism. The exhibition also included artworks and documentation from seminal exhibitions organized by the Newport Harbor Art Museum (the predecessor to the Orange County Museum of Art) including <em>California Hard-Edge Painting</em> (1964), <em>Richard Diebenkorn</em> (1965), <em>Ed Ruscha and Joe Goode</em> (1968), and <em>The Last Time I Saw Ferus</em> (1974), Light and Space and Minimalist art will also be included; the Newport Harbor Biennials (1984-1999) and the California Biennials (2002-2004), highlighting the dialogue between artists working in California and international developments in contemporary art.