David Park: A Retrospective is the first major museum exhibition in more than 30 years to present the powerfully expressive work of David Park (1911-1960), best known as the founder of Bay Area Figurative art. In the immediate postwar years, Park, like many avant-garde American artists, engaged with Abstract Expressionism and painted non-objectively. In a moment of passion, he made the radical decision to abandon nearly all of his abstract canvases at an East Bay dump.
The Modern’s Under-Forty Friends and special guests are invited to experience the Museum in a new way and to learn how the institution is striving to serve as a cultural pulse point for our diverse community!
Bring your curiosity and enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the Modern!