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Robert and Karen Hoehn Family Galleries

Mary Cassatt, "The Banjo Lesson," 1893

American Art from a Pacific Northwest Collection

8 July - 2 September 2016

Hoehn Family Galleries

Founders Hall

This unique exhibition brings together more than 20 extraordinary works by American painters, sculptors and printmakers from a renowned private collection in the Pacific Northwest. From the Hudson River School to American Impressionism, the exhibition provides a strong overview of artistic practice in the United States from the Civil War to the turn of the last century. This presentation, which is split between the Timken Museum of Art in Balboa Park and the University Galleries on the campus of the University of San Diego, will include major works by Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, John LaFarge, John Frederick Kensett and Frederic Remington, to name only a few. This project is the first in a series of planned collaborations between the Timken Museum of Art and USD’s University Galleries. 

Gallery Hours:

Monday - Friday, noon - 5:00pm **Galleries will be closed on Tuesday, August 9th**

Ruth Eckstein, "The Outermost Place," 1965, color woodcut

Ruth Eckstein: Topographies

8 July - 2 September 2016

Hoehn Family Galleries

Founders Hall

This exhibition will present the graphic work of Ruth Eckstein (1916 - 2011), an artist who explores the possibilities of printmaking as a vehicle for formal experimentation.  Her elegant and refined abstractions often suggest landscapes and evoke the look and feel of different topographies or careful arrangements of land, sea, and sky.  Eckstein’s innovative and evocative combinations of processes and materials offer an array of haptic pleasures—textures, layers, and levels—that suggest an experience of the places encountered in her travels as well as her engagement with developments in 20th century art and eastern philosophy. 

Eckstein, who fled the Nazis and her native Germany, immigrated first to Paris and finally to New York in 1939. Her life and work intersected with a number of figures and groups that would come to define postwar American art including Hans Hoffman and San Diego artist Harry Sternberg.  Her prints are represented in major public collections in Europe and the U.S. including the British Museum, the Library of Congress, the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, New York Public Library, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Gallery Hours:

Monday - Friday, noon - 5:00pm

Contact Information

University Galleries
Founders Hall 102
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-7516
kpowers@sandiego.edu