Gala Opening for the Sonnabend Show

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Benefit Gala Opens From Pop to Now: Selections from the Sonnabend Collection

Some of the most spectacular artworks of the last 40 years are on display at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery. On June 21, 2002, many of the artists who created them and the iconic art dealer who collected them were on hand to celebrate.

From Pop to Now: Selections from the Sonnabend Collection, the Tang's blockbuster exhibition of works from the remarkable collection of Ileana Sonnabend, opened with a truly star-studded gala. Co-chaired by Ann Schapps Schaffer '62 and Argie Tang, the event attracted more than 200 Skidmore alumni, parents, and friends. Noteworthy among the celebrants were legendary art dealer Ileana Sonnabend; Antonio Homem, director of the Sonnabend Gallery; and artists such as Jeff Koons, Clifford Ross, Elger Esser, Haim Steinback, and Lawrence Beck.

The Sonnabend collection is rarely on display, and its last significant showing was in Madrid, Spain, in 1985. In its review of June 30, 2002, The New York Times wrote, "For a small college museum that was built only two years ago, landing a show brimming with important pieces by some of the best artists of the last 40 years is a coup." The Times went on to note that Ms. Sonnabend and Mr. Homem were sold on the Tang, in part, by the building itself, the acclaimed design by the architect Antoine Predock.

From Pop to Now: Selections from the Sonnabend Collection is on display through September 29, 2002.