Michele Russo
Girl with Daisies, c. mid-1950s
Oil on burlap, 56 x 46

Provenance: In Honor of Arlene Schnitzer

May 12, 2012 to September 16, 2012

From the founding of the Fountain Gallery in 1961 to the present, Arlene Schnitzer has created provenance – the history and ownership of a work of art. Her impact on the way we see and appreciate the art of our time, and particularly, the artists of the Pacific Northwest is unparalleled. This exhibition, curated by Lawrence Fong, Curator of American and Regional Art, and Danielle Knapp, McCosh Fellow Curator, and featuring more than 40 major works from her collection, will tell the story of Arlene Schnitzer’s personal relationships with the artists, curators and collectors she championed and influenced. The exhibition and catalog are made possible with generous support from Arlene Schnitzer/The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation, the William A. Haseltine Museum of Art Endowment Fund, and JSMA members. This project is supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.