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Opening Reception, AD&A Museum, Friday, January 24th

Please join us next Friday, January 24th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the opening reception of our Winter 2014 Exhibitions!

Prior to the reception, Alice Aycock will host a special tour of Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating, Early Work. The walk-through will begin at 4:30 pm.

Dates & Location:
Tour with the artist, Alice Aycock
Friday, January 24th
4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m.
AD&A Museum, UC Santa Babrara

Opening Reception
Friday, January 24th
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
AD&A Museum

Winter 2014 Exhibitions:
January 25- April 19, 2014

Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating, Early Work

Alice Aycock is best known for her large-scale installations and outdoor sculptures. Drawing, however plays a vital role in her creative process further revealing the full range of her ideas and sources which are inspired by architecture, systems theory, amusement parks, physics, and science fiction. The exhibition will be presented in two parts at the AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. At the AD&A Museum the installation focuses on the early years of the artist’s career, 1971–1984, and includes detailed architectural drawings, maquettes, and photodocumentation for both realized and imagined projects. The exhibition has been organized by the Parrish Art Museum Adjunct Curator, Jonathan Fineberg Gutgsell Professor of Art History Emeritus at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating, Early Work is organized by the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, and curated by Jonathan Fineberg. It is made possible in part by the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Eric and Fiona Rudin, Agnes Gund, The College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Eliza Gatfield, Henry S. McNeil, Joseph M. Cohen, James Salomon, Herman Goldman Foundation, and Beth Rudin DeWoody.

Duke and the Masters: The Sedgwick Collection

Alice and Francis (“Duke”) Minturn Sedgwick, based in the Santa Ynez Valley, used their vast wealth to assemble a collection of premier Old Master paintings. In 1960, the Sedgwicks donated a core group of their collection to the then newly formed University Gallery at UC Santa Barbara, which later became the Art, Design & Architecture Museum. This exhibition will highlight their gift of works and explore these important local figures as art lovers, philanthropists and individuals. This exhibition has been curated by Montana Flynn ’14 Art History.

Artist-in-Residence: Fran Siegel, Translocation and Overlay
As an artist-in-residence, Fran Siegel has developed an innovative drawing project that examines the landscape, history and current state of the Santa Barbara region. Through 50 unique drawings and related porcelain components, Siegel visually deconstructs the city.

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