Weisman Museum Celebrates 25 Years of Acquisitions with Process and Reality Art Exhibition

July 24, 2017  | 1 min read

The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art displayed Process and Reality: Works from the Permanent Collection, Celebrating 25 Years of Acquisitions from May 13 through August 6.

This thought-provoking exhibition was inspired by Process and Reality,a landmark book by the early 20th-century philosopher Alfred North Whitehead. The works on view included major figures in contemporary art and revealed many surprises to regular gallery-goers.

Exhibition highlights included early work from the 1970s by Ed Moses and Mary Corse; a rare Tony Berlant assemblage from 1964 revealing the inspiration of Ed Keinholz; an Ed Keinholz construction addressing the disparity between American affluence and Third World poverty; and a 1982 work on paper by pioneering street artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, which ranks among the artist’s best drawings.

“I am incredibly proud of this exhibition because all of the art was donated to Pepperdine by friends of the museum,” says Weisman Museum director Michael Zakian. “These works include prime examples by some of the best-known artists of our time. It is deeply rewarding to see that LA collectors believe in the Weisman.”