Joe Baker, Camp Horwitch, 1985, oil on canvas, 66 x 106 in. Courtesy of the Artist.
February 29, 2020 – September 20, 2020
On view in the James J. and Louise R. Glasser Galleries
Read the stories of Elaine Horwitch and the artists whose careers she launched! A companion book by Dr. Julie Sasse is available for purchase online and in the Museum Store.
Art dealer Elaine Horwitch was a major force in contemporary art in the Southwest from the early 1970s until her death in 1991, responsible for launching the careers of hundreds of artists from the region. With galleries in Scottsdale, Santa Fe, Sedona, and Palm Springs, she was a leader in fostering what has been called “new Western art” or “Southwest pop.”
This exhibition highlights the works of some of the Elaine Horwitch Galleries’ most popular artists. Drawn from the Tucson Museum of Art collection and loans from Arizona and New Mexico, these paintings, sculptures, and works on paper reveal the breadth of art and innovation that occurred in the Southwest at a pivotal time of change. Featured artists include: Tom Palmore, Lynn Taber, Billy Schenck, John Fincher, James Havard, Fritz Scholder, Georgia O’Keeffe, Anne Coe, Louise Nevelson, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, and Bob Wade.
Auxiliary galleries will present other prominent Arizona and New Mexico artists who played an active role in the rise of contemporary art in the region. Featured artists include: Philip C. Curtis, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Emmi Whitehorse, Harmony Hammond, Richard Hogan, and Paul Pletka.
This exhibition is accompanied by a book of the same name written by Dr. Julie Sasse and co-published by Cattle Track Arts & Preservation and the Tucson Museum of Art.
This exhibition is organized by the Tucson Museum of Art and curated by Dr. Julie Sasse, Chief Curator.
Part 1: Introduction to Elaine and Camp Horwitch
Part 2: David Bradley’s The Tradition Lives On
Part 3: A look at six artworks in Glasser Gallery west
Joe Baker (Delaware)
David Bradley (Chippewa)
Doug Coffin (Potawatomi)
Harry Fonseca (Maidu)
Douglas Kent Hall
David T. Kessler
Nancy Tokar Miller
Fritz Scholder (Luiseño)
Beth Ames Swartz
Randy Lee White
Southwest Rising at the Tucson Museum of Art is presented by the Tucson Museum of Art’s Contemporary Art Society, Kautz Family Foundation, Arnold and Elaine Horwitch Family, Ralph Tingle, Sublette Family Foundation for the Arts, and Anonymous. Additional support is provided by Betsy and Frank Babb, Robin Black, Lisa Frank, Hindman Auctions, Dick Jemison, Dr. Peggy Jones and Alan F. Willenbrock, Bob and Marilyn Joyce, Edward and Anne Lyman, Kenneth Marvel/LewAllen Galleries, Billy Schenck/Schenck Southwest, Mark Sublette/Medicine Man Gallery, Pamela Parry, and Ellyn and Jeff Wolfson.
Media sponsor: Tucson Lifestyle
The 2019/2020 Exhibition Season at the Tucson Museum of Art is generously sponsored by Joyce Broan, Connie Hillman Family Foundation, Jon and Linda Ender, James J. and Louise R. Glasser, AC Hotel Tucson, and the Tucson Museum of Art League.