An Ear for Music, An Eye for Art: The Ahmet Ertegün Collection
March 11 – April 19, 2015 The Mitchell Gallery Celebrates 25 Years
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 22, 3:30-5:00pm
This exhibition presents modernist works from The Baker Museum’s largest and most significant single collection amassed by the late Ahmet Ertegün (St. John’s College, Class of 1944), the Turkish American musician and businessman best known as the founder and president of Atlantic Records. Throughout his impressive career, Ertegün built an extraordinary collection of pre-1940 American abstract art that reflects his inimitable approach to assembling subjects and themes. Works by Thomas Hart Benton, Stuart Davis, Werner Drewes, John Ferren, Ilya Bolotowksy, and Albert Swinden, among others, are included.
Organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum
Photo credit: Oscar Bluemner, Hackensack River, 1921, oil on canvas