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Weber Furlong retrospective extended at Building 98

December 6th, 2012 under Arts

MARFA – Back by popular demand, the Weber Furlong retrospective exhibit at Building 98 will be extended through January.

“The exhibit has been a huge success,” said Mona Blocker Garcia of the International Woman’s Foundation, “visitors from all over the world attended the grand opening event held on October 4, 2012 and it continues to draw national attention.”

Clint Weber, the local author of the Treasured Collection of Golden Heart Farm, a biography of Wilhelmina Weber Furlong, will be signing books at building 98 today through Saturday from 1-6pm for the duration of the exhibition and any other day by appointment.

Weber Furlong: A Retrospective is the first major exhibition in Marfa devoted to one of the most important woman painters of the early 20th century, Wilhelmina Weber Furlong (1878-1962).

The Retrospective features paintings and archival items that span the entirety of the artist’s celebrated life. The groundbreaking exhibition and its accompanying documentary film “In Search of Weber” and catalogue bring together the most significant works from Wilhelmina Weber’s career.

Included are prolific paintings, personal effects, and photographs. It is the most comprehensive examination to date of Wilhelmina Weber’s work, a re-evaluation of the artist’s work in light of her prominent place as a woman in early Modern American Art.

Marfa, Texas is the venue for this exhibition, which draws from the artist’s private collection and personal belongings.

Marfa was selected because the artist Donald Judd was a student at the Art Students League in 1948, and Wilhelmina Weber, who pioneered this unique community, shared the close relationships of modern artists in the movement.

We can experience the beginning and the end of a great and diverse time for American Modernism.

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