The Maslow Collection is the largest and most comprehensive collection of contemporary art in Northeastern Pennsylvania and after a fourteen-year hiatus, it is returning to the Everhart for our new show, Forming The Maslow Collection: A Reflection on the New York Art Scene in the ‘80s and ‘90s.
Opening on Thursday, February 6 with a preview reception at the Everhart and underwritten by Peoples Security Bank & Trust, Forming The Maslow Collection, will give visitors the opportunity to view works by some of the most well-known artists of the time, including Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol. “Pieces from the Collection are often loaned to major exhibitions throughout the United States and used as a teaching resource for students and faculty at Marywood University,” says Everhart executive director, Aurore Giguet, “It is great to have such important work back at the Everhart to give our visitors the chance to view and learn from this impressive collection.”
The New York art scene of the 1980s and ‘90s, which was inspired by changing technologies, globalization, industry, and pop culture, continues to influence contemporary art. The selected pieces from the collection amassed by Marilyn and Richard Maslow are reflective of this pivotal movement in art history. Co-curated by Francesca Saldan, curator at the Everhart Museum and Ryan Ward, curator of The Maslow Collection the show runs through May 25, 2020.
Six genres of artmaking will be examined, including abstractionism, conceptualism, documentary photography, minimalism, neo-expressionism, and pop art. “The original idea for Forming The Maslow Collection grew out of the desire to showcase just how diverse the various modes of artmaking were at the time the Maslow family collected art,” explained Francesca Saldan, curator of the Everhart, “ The exhibition offers not only new insight into how the Collection was formed but also the number of ways these works and artists continue to impact the broader contemporary art world.”
During the course of the show, the focus of the Everhart’s programming will be on specific pieces in The Maslow Collection or the art scene in New York in the 1980s and 90s. Visit our website for a full list of related programs.
The show will be on view to the public Friday, February 7 through Monday, May 25, 2020. A preview reception will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020, from 6 – 8 pm. The reception is for those 21 and older and the cost is $50 per person. Tickets are available online or by calling 570-346-7186.