LOS ANGELES— The Autry opens today an exhibition featuring new acquisitions featuring the Kaufman Collection in Griffith Park in Los Angeles.
Every work of art has a story to tell. Inspired by the gift of 49 paintings and sculptures from the collection of Loretta and Victor Kaufman, this exhibition highlights recent additions to the Autry’s growing art collections.
Eanger Irving Couse
Eanger Irving Couse (United States, 1866–1936), Ben Examining the Pots, oil on canvas. Donated by Loretta and Victor Kaufman. Autry National Center; 2012.37.24
Discover a powerful selection of works representing diverse peoples and perspectives, including bronzes by Frederic Remington and Allan Houser, paintings by Rick Bartow and Eanger Irving Couse, lithographs by Fritz Scholder, watercolors by David Einstein, and others that reveal a set of dynamic visions of the American West.
Allan C. Houser
Allan C. Houser (Chiricahua Apache, 1914–1994), Summer Buffalo Dancer, 1986, bronze. Donated by Loretta and Victor Kaufman. Autry National Center; 2012.37.7
Throughout the exhibition, artworks are organized by theme and set alongside statements drawn from individuals, artists, and historic documents that describe aspects of experience and identity in the American West. As these words support, challenge, or complicate the artworks on view, when read together they suggest that a work of art—like any form of representation—does not always tell the whole story.
Kaufman Collection Exhibition Opening
The Autry in Griffith Park: Norman F. Sprague, Jr. Gallery
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, California 90027
Saturday, August 8, 2015 through July 9, 2017