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Nathan Oliveira: The figure over time


Mar 3, 2018 to Apr 22, 2018
11:00 AM until 04:00 PM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).


Nathan Oliveira: The figure over time

Saturday, March 3 - Sunday, April 22, 2018


Art talk with Joe Oliveira: Managing my father's legacy

March 3 at 4:30 pm at 500 Palm Dr., Novato

Join us for an insightful talk with Joe Oliveira and stay for the reception which begins at 5 pm.


MarinMOCA is pleased to present "Nathan Oliveira: The figure over time." The exhibition portrays the evolution of Oliveira's figurative work over a 50-year time span, and includes paintings, prints, and sculpture, as well as a selection of work shown publicly for the first time. Nathan Oliveira (1928 - 2010), well-known Bay Area Figurative artist and professor at Stanford University, "believed deeply in art's ability to connect human beings and explore commonalities of experience" states Dr. Steven Nash, author of the exhibition catalog essay.  Co-curated with Joe Oliveira, Nathan's son, MarinMOCA is grateful for his generosity to the art-lovers of Marin who can experience this fantastic exhibition of work by a world-renowned Bay Area artist.


Nathan Oliveira studied painting and printmaking at the California College of Arts and Crafts (now the California College of the Arts) in Oakland, and in the summer of 1950 with Max Beckmann at Mills College in Oakland. As a professor at Stanford, Oliveira was a generous and caring teacher to his students, often inviting them to the family home for meals and to share his inspirations. His work is in the collections of many museums, among them the Art Institute of Chicago, the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.


Museum Hours: Wed-Fri, 11 am - 4 pm and Sat/Sun 11 am - 5 pm


Docent tours: March 10 through April 21. Every Friday at 11 am and Saturday at 2 pm

excepting Friday, March 23, when the tour is at 2 pm




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500 Palm Dr.
Novato, CA

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