Contemporary Masters at the Arsht Center

Center for Visual Communication established the visual arts program at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and curates the exhibitions in the public spaces of the Arsht Center. Now in its sixth year, the program launched with a collaboration between the Arsht Center and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York as the institutions celebrated their 5th and 50th year anniversaries respectively. The accompanying full color brochure we designed and produced highlights notable artists represented in the program.

The works of art on view are curated from over 150 original screenprint editions commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York’s preeminent performing arts venue. Lincoln Center’s visual arts program invites internationally revered artists to work alongside master printers to create unique editions for the Lincoln Center/List Collection.

The roster of artists who have worked with Lincoln Center reads like a who’s who of the Contemporary art world. Artists who have defined some of the most important art trends of the twentieth century including abstract expressionism, color field painting, conceptual art, minimalism, pop art, and realism have made work for the program. Some of the seminal artists of these movements who have made editions for Lincoln Center are Richard Artschwager, Robert Cottingham, Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, Jules Olitski and Robert Rauschenberg. Well known senior and mid career artists whose works are featured in the exhibition include Jennifer Bartlett, Donald Baechler, Vija Celmins, Chuck Close, Mark DiSuvero, Wolf Kahn, Robert Longo, Elizabeth Murray, and Donald Sultan. The next generation of rising stars of the Art world has also made editions for the program. They include Mike Cloud, Jay Kelly, Guillermo Kuitca, Glenn Ligon, and James Siena.

The Arsht Center had the honor of premiering a series of specially commissioned works for the 50th Anniversary year here in Miami where they were exhibited as a group for the first time. Signature works by Jill Moser, Richard Serra and Terry Winters are among these exciting new releases.

Last year we were proud to launch the expansion of the Visual Arts program at the Arsht Center with the Center’s own fine art edition program. Signature works by Donald Sultan and Miami’s own Hernan Bas ,commissioned for the Arsht’s new program, now take “center stage” in the Knight Concert Hall along side works from Lincoln Center. These limited edition fine art prints give art collectors access to works by museum recognized artists at very affordable prices. Proceeds from sales support the programs of the Arsht Center and Lincoln Center.