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NEWS

Mar 3, 2024

Published on March, 3, 2024

In celebration of the second year of curated offerings in its new Pasadena location, the Jack Rutberg Fine Arts Gallery will present a new exhibition titled “Art A to Z,” opening Sunday, March 3. The revolving selling show will feature a myriad of artists whose work spans over a century. Owner Jack Rutberg expressed gratitude to the patrons, institutions and community members who have helped support the gallery and said that the upcoming exhibition presents a unique opportunity for the space.

NEWS

Mar 3, 2024

Published on March, 3, 2024
By Pasadena Now

Following its inaugural exhibition in Pasadena one year ago, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, one of the West Coast’s longest established fine art galleries, celebrates its second year in Pasadena, presenting museum quality works in an exhibition titled “ART A to Z.”

When looking at the roster of artists in this wide-ranging exhibition, one might have thought the show was being presented at the Norton Simon or Huntington museums. But as Rutberg jokingly likes to remind, “the big difference is that people can take these works home.

NEWS

Nov. 02, 2023

Published on November 2, 2023
By Luke Netzley
Pasadena Weekly Deputy Editor

Ruth Weisberg has long been a leading voice in the advancement Ruth of contemporary women artists in Los Angeles. The subject of over 80 solo and nearly 200 group exhibitions, her work has been included in the permanent collections of over 60 museums around the world. Through Saturday, Dec. 23, 21 of her artworks will be shown in a new exhibition titled “Ruth Weisberg: Touchstones” at Pasadena’s Jack Rutberg Fine Arts gallery.

NEWS

Oct. 16, 2023

Opens October 22 at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Pasadena

THE PASADENA NOW WEEKENDR
Published October 16, 2023

The essence of exploration and reflection in contemporary art finds poignant expression in “Ruth Weisberg: Touchstones,” a forthcoming exhibition at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Pasadena, opening on October 22, with a reception from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. 

The artist, Ruth Weisberg, will be present to inaugurate this immersion into her artistic dialogue with history (a theme persistent in her works). The exhibition will continue through December 23.

NEWS

Sept. 07, 2023

Seasoned gallery settles into Pasadena after three decades on La Brea and presents works by world-renowned artists

By EDDIE RIVERA, EDITOR, WEEKENDR MAGAZINE
Published on Sep 7, 2023

Settling into Pasadena after nearly four decades on La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts is now planning for the future with a new exhibition featuring a wide range of established modern and contemporary artists.

The new exhibition, “Collector’s Choice,” which will hold its opening reception on Sunday, September 10, is a collection of paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures from some of the world’s most recognizable artists, along with some lesser known, but no less important works.

NEWS

June 19, 2023

VoyageLA
Published on June 19, 2023

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jack Rutberg. 

Jack, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
My evolution as an art dealer took an illogical course. Having no background or formal education in the arts, my interest evolved by frequent visits to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in my late teens. It was a place to spend time alone and engage in impressive works of art, and then there were those works that completely confounded me, for which I had no interest but I kept going back to see. Perhaps I was hoping that they would somehow reveal more with each visit. I can’t really say they did, but familiarity had its benefits. Looking back, that experience was a sort of seed planting and a life lesson. In terms of art and aesthetics, initial impressions can betray us, and I often say that you “get” wallpaper with a snap of the fingers but most great art can reveals itself over time.

NEWS

May 25, 2023

By Luke Netzley, Pasadena Weekly Deputy Editor
Published on May 25, 2023

In a recent ceremony in celebration of International World Art Day, the International Art Association USA bestowed its first Lifetime Achievement Award to Pasadena’s Jack Rutberg, owner of the Jack Rutberg Fine Arts gallery at South Lake and California avenues. 

The International Art Association USA acts as an arm of the international body L’Association Internationale des Arts Plastiques, a nonprofit partner of UNESCO comprised of professional artists working with painting, sculpture, printmaking and other forms of creative practice in the visual arts. Rutberg described the honor as a humbling surprise.

NEWS

May 15, 2023

The Pasadena Now WEEKENDR
Published on May 15, 2023

Immerse yourself in the captivating monochromatic realm of renowned artist Sam Francis at the anticipated art exhibition, “Sam Francis – Distilled,” making its grand debut at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts on Sunday.

The showcase is an exclusive exploration of Francis’ rarely-seen monochromatic graphic works. The monochrome is mesmerizing. Far from blanketing sameness, the works beckon the viewer to discover their nuanced beauty. 

The Rutberg exhibition complements the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s present Sam Francis exhibition which runs through July 16, keying upon Francis’ profound intercultural dialogue between Western and Eastern aesthetics.

NEWS

April 18, 2023

Dealer, curator, and consultant Jack Rutberg receives honor

PASADENA NOW, STAFF REPORT
Published on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 | 7:16 pm

The International Art Association/USA announced its official formation and induction into the international body of L’Association Internationale des Arts Plastiques by bestowing its first Lifetime Achievement Award to Jack Rutberg of Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Pasadena.

NEWS

Mar. 05, 2023

THE PASADENA NOW WEEKENDR
Published on March 5, 2023

The boundaries of the Los Angeles art gallery scene are expanding as one of L.A.’s longest-established galleries plans to opens its inaugural exhibition in Pasadena with a Sunday reception on March 12 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, formerly located on La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles for more than 37 years, will present an exhibition appropriately titled “Expanding the Boundaries” at its new Pasadena location at 600 South Lake Avenue.

EVENT

March 04, 2023

Gallery News – In and Out of Town
Published on March 04, 2023

NEW YORK / NEW YORK:
The Avant-Garde From Mid-Century
FEBRUARY 25 – APRIL 23, 2023

LOVELAND MUSEUM

New York School is a term applied to the group of artists based in New York just after World War II. Often referred to as Modernists, these artists embraced several different styles of art such as Color-Field painting and Abstract Expressionism. Populated by many European immigrants, the New York School came to be seen as a fusion of European and American aesthetics, firmly establishing New York as the center of the avant-garde, not only in visual art but in literature, poetry and music, with reverberations throughout the country to west coast artists such as Richard Diebenkorn, Claire Falkenstein, Hans Burkhardt and Wayne Thiebaud. Many works from this artistic period are considered to be among the highest ranked of the 20th Century.

NEWS

Dec. 01, 2022

By Luke Netzley
Pasadena Weekly Deputy Editor
Published December 01, 2022

For gallery owner Jack Rutberg, the sale of art is a historic and noble pursuit. He believes art can evoke everlasting emotion, a philosophy that he carries with him to the newest location of the Jack Rutberg Fine Art Gallery at the corner of Pasadena’s South Lake Avenue and California Avenue.

“Anyone that hasn’t been brought down to their knees by particular works of art, just hasn’t been out there to really engage it,” Rutberg said. “It’s a rare experience, by the way. I’m not suggesting that it’s a common experience where your breath is taken away, but if you ever have the experience, then you have a bar with which to judge.

NEWS

Sept. 30, 2023

The Art Center
Highland Park, Illinois
September 30 – November 12, 2022

Ruth Weisberg: Then & Now
Opening Reception: September 30, 5:30-8:00pm
Artist Talk: October 1, 2:00pm

A Homecoming for the Iconic Artist, Ruth Weisberg!

Ruth Weisberg has broken through glass ceilings that held back many women artists of her generation. In fact, Ruth Weisberg and Judy Chicago were the first two artists exhibited at The Women’s Building, in Los Angeles. Their solo exhibitions inaugurated that venue. Weisberg has had more than 80 solo exhibitions and nearly 200 group exhibitions internationally, including a major exhibition at the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, a retrospective at the Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, and a solo exhibition at the Huntington in San Marino. 

EVENT

May 26, 2022

Stamps Gallery, University of Michigan
May 26 – July 23, 2022

Ruth Weisberg: Of Memory, Time & Place brings together over 25 works that span six decades of the artist’s practice as a painter and printmaker. It features iconic works from Weisberg’s artistic career: Waterborne (1973), A Year Passes (1985) and Questioning Veronese, 2011,  where she explored the interconnectedness and continuity of successive generations. Anchored in themes of personal and familial memory; ancestral knowledge embedded in her Jewish heritage, and admiration for Western art history, her unframed canvases, and works on paper create liminal spaces that collapse the time and space, where family, friends from the present and past share space with great painters and Holocaust survivors and those who perished. The Shtetl, A Journey and Memorial, a limited- edition artist book that she wrote and illustrated comprising 9 intaglio prints in 1971, lies at the heart of the exhibition. In it she paid homage to the small Jewish towns in Poland (where her ancestors are from) before the Holocaust. This significant work was a touchstone for her artistic and professional career as it propelled her move from Michigan to Los Angeles in 1969.

EVENT

March 17, 2022

Hugh Lane Gallery – Dublin, Ireland
Announcing a Major Museum Exhibition

Transfiguration is survey exhibition by Irish artist Patrick Graham, who is widely regarded as one of Ireland’s most influential contemporary painters. Transfiguration showcases a selection of his collage drawings alongside the monumental paintings and triptychs from the 1980s to the present including his recent return to self-portraiture. “Patrick Graham’s painterly, improvised surfaces invariably convey a startling openness and vulnerability.” Michael Dempsey, Head of Exhibitions.

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