Wednesday, September 12, 2012
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art will host a gala Sept. 29 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Oppenheimer art collection.
The event, honoring Marti and Tony Oppenheimer, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Nerman on the campus of Johnson County Community College. For information about attending, visit jccc.edu/foundation or call the JCCC Foundation at 913-469-3835. Admission will be $125 with additional patron levels available.
More than 500 artists, art dealers and art aficionados from Chicago, Wichita, Little Rock, Ark., and other cities across the nation are expected to attend. They will include friends from Sotheby's in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Also that evening, the Nerman will unveil more than 15 new gifts from the Oppenheimers. They will include another stunning painting from Dana Schutz, whose Swimming, Smoking, Crying graced the cover of Art in America in November. Other artists exhibiting new works will be Nick Cave, Kim Dorland, Asad Faulwell, Kirk Hayes, Angel Otero, Cordy Ryman, Kent Michael Smith, Stefanie Gutheil, Lonnie Powell, Ian Davis, Allison Schulnik, Leidy Churchman, Brian Calvin, Warren Inessee and Brian Tolle