||October 23, 2017
|McEvoy Foundation for the Arts presents:
Grand Opening of McEvoy Foundation for the Arts
Saturday, October 28, 5:00pm-8:00pm, San Francisco
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McEvoy Foundation for the Arts announces the public opening of its exhibition space on the evening of October 28, 2017.
Founded by Nion McEvoy, CEO of Chronicle Books, MFA will display selections from the McEvoy Family Collection together with new works in visual, literary, film, and media arts. MFA will also offer unique opportunities for national and international collaborations with artists, institutions, galleries, and private collections. Located at the Minnesota Street Project's 1150-25th Street space, MFA occupies nearly 5,000 square feet featuring galleries, a media screening room, and public spaces serving the foundation's expansive collection and the exhibitions and programs that respond to it.
The McEvoy Family Collection encompasses the collections of Nion McEvoy and his mother, Nan McEvoy. Originally a collector of photography, Nion McEvoy's interest in music, design, and media led him to include a wider diversity of forms, including painting, video, installation, and sculpture. Nion McEvoy's contributions to the McEvoy Family Collection present a range of artists such as Mamma Andersson, Diane Arbus, Carol Bove, Brassai, Lee Friedlander, Goshka Macuga, Christian Marclay, Dario Robleto, James Welling, Edward Weston, Garry Winogrand, and Lisa Yuskavage, among others.
Nan McEvoy's collecting concentrated on 20th-century paintings, prints, works on paper, and sculpture. Artists include David Hockney, Alex Katz, Robert Motherwell, Nathan Oliveira, Donald Sultan, Mark di Suvero, and Andy Warhol.
MFA's opening coincides with its inaugural exhibition, 'la mere la mer' (the mother the sea) features works from the collection of Nion McEvoy and the collection of his mother, Nan Tucker McEvoy (1919-2015). The exhibition pays tribute to Nan McEvoy's devoted, life-long interest in and support of California artists including Wayne Thiebaud, Richard Diebenkorn, and Ed Ruscha.
Saturday, October 28
Minnesota Street Project
San Francisco, CA, 94107
About McEvoy Foundation for the Arts:
The newly established McEvoy Foundation for the Arts (MFA) is a non-profit intended to deepen public appreciation of modern and contemporary art. Founded by Nion McEvoy, CEO of Chronicle Books, MFA will display selections from the McEvoy Family Collection together with new works in visual, literary, and film and media arts.