Ramiro Gomez, (American, b.1986), Portrait of an Affluent Family (detail), 2013, Acrylic on magazine paper, 6 1/2 x 9 in., Purchased by the Michel Roux Acquisitions Fund
(May 24 – August 31, 2014)

Recent Acquisitions

This exhibition presented new gifts and museum purchases added to the permanent collection at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum of Rollins College during the last two years.  With an emphasis on American photography and contemporary art, works by Margaret Bourke-White, Andy Warhol, Matthew Brandt, and Felrath Hines were featured.  In particular, two recent acquisitions by the Los Angeles-based artist Ramiro Gomez were highlighted. In his dynamic drawings, Gomez deals with issues such as labor and commercialism. In recent years, the museum has experienced tremendous growth of its permanent collection, and this exhibition served as a testament to this groundbreaking expansion.

Sara VanDerBeek, Roman Women X, 2013, Digital C-print, The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at Rollins College, Gift of Barbara '68 and Theodore '68 Alfond, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, 2014.01.012, Courtesy of the Artist and Metro Pictures, New York

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