WWBD? What Would Barry Do? Art Exhibit

Posted on May 27 by SEASONS Magazine

Barry Berkus, courtesy of the Los Angeles Times

Barry Berkus, courtesy of the Los Angeles Times

The art exhibition “WWBB? What Would Barry Do?” will be on display at the the County Administration Building. The exhibit honors the local Barry Berkus, one of Santa Barbara’s most noted architects and art collectors. When he passed, he generously gave over 70 pieces to the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission.

The exhibition runs from June 1 – August 15 on weekdays from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m at 610 Mission Canyon Rd. It’s completely free to the public.

Berkus was recognized by Art News magazine as among the top 200 art collectors in the world. His collection is noted for having a diverse selection of both contemporary and modern pieces. Some well-known artists in his collection are: Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, Deborah Butterfield, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella, Nancy Graves, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Diebenkorn and Ed Ruscha.

The opening reception will take place at 5 p.m. on June 1. For more information, call 805/568-3994

Artists use a brand new vocabulary that is rewritten every day to express their time, place and environment.” – Barry Berkus

—Ana Vermeulen

 

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