This Art is Not Mine: The Jonathan Abrams and Fay Pfaelzer Abrams Art Collection

On view in the Main Gallery
February 21 – May 23, 2015
with an opening reception, Friday, February 20, 6 – 8 pm
preceded by a members’ preview at 5 pm*

Curated by Kymberly Pinder, Ph.D., Interim Director, University of New Mexico Art Museum, and Dean, College of Fine Arts, University of New Mexico

As a gallerist and a cardiologist who were passionate about art and how it can transform people, collectors Fay and Jonathan Abrams shaped Albuquerque’s art scene through their philanthropy and their friendships. This exhibition surveys what they gave to UNM during over two decades of supporting artists.

*members’ previews are open to Sustaining Members and higher of the UNM Art Museum

 

Frank Boyden (American, b. 1942) Untitled, 1964 Oil on canvas 82 x 41 ½ inches Gift of Fay Pfaelzer Abrams and Dr. Jonathan Abrams, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, 2014.21.8

Frank Boyden (American, b. 1942) Untitled, 1964 Oil on canvas 82 x 41 ½ inches Gift of Fay Pfaelzer Abrams, and Dr. Jonathan Abrams, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, 2014.21.8, Photograph Courtesy of Geistlight Photography

 

<strong>Meridel Rubenstein</strong> (American, b. 1948) <em>Paul, Annabelle, and Paula Medina, Chimayo, ’68 Chevy Impala from the series The Lowriders – Portraits from New Mexico</em>, 1980, Chromogenic print, 9 ½ x 13 ⅜ inches, Gift of Fay Pfaelzer Abrams and Dr. Jonathan Abrams, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, 2014.21.43, Photograph Courtesy of Geistlight Photography

Meridel Rubenstein (American, b. 1948) Paul, Annabelle, and Paula Medina, Chimayo, ’68 Chevy Impala from the series The Lowriders – Portraits from New Mexico, 1980, Chromogenic print, 9 ½ x 13 ⅜ inches, Gift of Fay Pfaelzer Abrams and Dr. Jonathan Abrams, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, 2014.21.43, Photograph Courtesy of Geistlight Photography

 

Main Image:
Holly Roberts, (American, b. 1951); Dan with Datsun, 1983 (detail); Oil on gelatin silver print photograph; 14-3/8 x 18-7/8 inches; Gift of Fay Pfaelzer Abrams and Dr. Jonathan Abrams, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque; 89.29.1

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