Current Exhibition

ART FROM A to Z

A REVOLVING SELLING EXHIBITION

March 3 – May 18, 2024

Reception March 3, 2024     3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

*SCROLL TO BOTTOM FOR LIST OF ARTISTS

Following its inaugural exhibition in Pasadena one year ago, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, one of Los Angeles’ longest established fine art galleries, celebrates its second year in Pasadena, presenting its exhibition titled “ART A to Z.”   The exhibition opens Sunday, March 3, through May 18, 2024.

“ART A to Z” is a particularly wide-ranging exhibition from the gallery’s holdings in its mission to further introduce the gallery to its new local audience. While Pasadena and San Marino boast two of the nation’s major museums, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts is the first gallery focusing on contemporary and modern art commensurate with those exhibited in its museums.

Artists such as Edgar Degas, Henri Fantin-Latour, Georges Rouault, Marc Chagall, Kaethe Kollwitz, Diego Rivera, Pablo Picasso, Francisco Zuniga, Hans Burkhardt, Karel Appel, Hannelore Baron, Arman, Claire Falkenstein, George Herms, Sam Francis, Patrick Graham, Llyn Foulkes, and other formidable names of modern and contemporary art make up just some of the gallery’s holdings, so presenting a comprehensive view of the gallery’s holdings is impossible.

The answer to that limitation of space is addressed in a novel curatorial approach – “ART A to Z” will be a revolving exhibition, and as works of art are sold, their new owners will be allowed to take their acquisitions home, and the exhibition will be re-installed as required, encouraging visitors to revisit the gallery on multiple occasions.

With the initial 30 works spanning nearly 100 years on view in the initial installation of “ART A to Z,” no fewer than three times that number of works in the que, covering the entire alphabet, but Jack Rutberg bemoans that the collection has no artists whose names starts with the letters “I, Q, and Y.”