OKLAHOMA CITY, April 28 -- The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum issued the following news release
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum offers an extraordinary opportunity for a last look at Walter Ufer: Rise, Fall, Resurrection, an exhibition expressing the complete representation of one of America's premier and most controversial artists of the early the 20thcentury. Ufer was part of the founding 12 members of the famed Taos Society of Artists, who helped transform the American art movement during the 1920s and 1930s. The Museum will host a special closing reception on Thursday, May 8, 2014 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Guests can come-and-go, but are encouraged to hear an informative talk by Dean Porter, Ph.D, guest curator of the exhibition at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Porter is an art historian and specialist on the Taos Society of Artists with a special focus on Ufer and Victor Higgins.
More than 40 major museums, corporations and private collectors have loaned works for the exhibition, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Academy Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Gilcrease Museum and the Fred Jones, Jr. Museum of Art. The exhibition includes many of his masterpieces, most noteworthy being Hunger, At Rest, Jim and His Daughter, Sleep and Their Audience.
The reception is free and open to the public.