Opening reception: Friday, February 10, 7-8:30 pm
The Others features selections from the Francis and June Spiezer Collection, the most celebrated gift to the Rockford Art Museum Permanent Collection to date. Longtime promoters of the Chicago art scene, the late Francis and June Spiezer promised to donate their revered collection to RAM over 15 years, with 2009 marking its completion.
The Spiezer Collection is made up of more than 200 objects in two main focus areas – regional contemporary art and contemporary studio glass. This generous gift is considered the most comprehensive collection of post-1960s Chicago art.
Comprised of seminal works by nearly every significant Chicago artist for three decades, the Spiezer's passion for life, art, and artists is reflected in these diverse works.
Top image: Roger Brown, The Earth from Outer Space (Detail)