Opening Reception for Contemplations: Dan Ramirez Works from the Permanent Collection

Opening Reception

Please join the National Museum of Mexican Art and for the opening reception of the new exhibition, Contemplations: Dan Ramirez Works from the Permanent Collection

This public reception will take place on Friday, March 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and is free of charge. 

The work of Dan Ramirez (b. 1941, Chicago) explores the unknown, the spiritual and the beautiful, in an intellectual, philosophical and poetic manner. The Minimalist Movement and Geometric Abstraction were his point of departure. The works of art in this exhibition were created within a thirty-year period and are part of the Museum’s Permanent Collection. The Romantic painter from Germany Caspar David Friedrich, the U.S. painter Barnett Newman, the French composer Olivier Messiaen, and the gothic architecture of Santa Maria de Toledo, Spain have significantly influenced the composition of these works. 

La obra de Dan Ramírez (Chicago, 1941) explora lo desconocido, lo espiritual y la belleza de una forma poética, intelectual y filosófica. El movimiento minimalista y la abstracción geométrica han sido su punto de partida. Este grupo de obras producidas en un periodo de cerca de treinta años, forman parte de la colección permanente del Museo Nacional de Arte Mexicano. El pintor romántico alemán Caspar David Friedrich, el pintor estadounidense Barnett Newman, el compositor francés Olivier Messiaen y la arquitectura gótica de la Catedral de Santa María de Toledo, España han influenciado de manera significativa este conjunto de obras. 

Curated by Dolores Mercado

Funded by:
Chicago Park District
Illinois Arts Council Agency 
City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

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Image Credit: Dan Ramirez, The Peacock and the Hawk / El pavo real y el alcón, 1999, 
acrylic on canvas, 50" x 50", NMMA Permanent Collection, 2013.131, Gift of Thomas & Linda Heagy. Photo credit: Michael Tropea

Friday, March 25, 2016 - 6:00pm

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