In 1998, Martin Z. Margulies along with his longtime curator Katherine Hinds began looking for a suitable space to display the growing collection of photography, video and installation works, and sculpture of the Margulies Contemporary Art Collection. In 1999, the first phase of the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse opened to the public with an event to benefit the Lowe Museum at the University of Miami. After a series of expansions, the Warehouse now comprises 45,000 square feet of exhibition space with set hours each week.
Katherine Hinds has been the curator of the collection since 1982.
AFRICA: Photography and video: Peter Friedl, David Goldblatt, Kendell Geers, Tim Hetherington, Pieter Hugo, Seydou Keita, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Jackie Nickerson, George Osodi, Lyle Owerko, Robin Rhode, George Rodger, Viviane Sassen, Malick Sidibe, Nontsikelelo Veleko
JENE HIGHSTEIN: Large Stone Carvings
MICHELANGELO PISTOLETTO: Broken Mirror Painting
CONTEMPORARY PAINTINGS 1980-2010: Selections from the Margulies Collection including Vincent Desiderio, Oliver Dorfer, Jonathan Meese, Tal R, Christian Eckart, John Torreano, Massimo Antonaci and Fabian Marcaccio
BRIAN ALFRED: Digital Animation
NEW SCULPTURE: Chris Astley, Martin Boyce, Huma Bhabha, Mark Dion, Max Frisinger and Will Ryman
PERMANENT LARGE SCALE SCULPTURE: Magdalena Abakanowicz, Williem de Kooning, Olafur Eliasson, Antony Gormley, Michael Heizer, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Joan Mirό, Isamu Noguchi, George Segal, Richard Serra and Tony Smith
The Martin Z. Margulies Collection: Painting and Sculpture
From titans of Modernism like Miro and Noguchi to trailblazers of the moment such as Ernesto Neto and Olafur Eliasson to young innovators just emerging onto the international art scene, many of the most important and intriguing artists of the 20th and 21st centuries are represented the collection of Martin Z. Margulies. Recognized as one of the major collections of contemporary art in the world, it spans significant movements in art from Abstract Expressionism through Pop, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art, to monumental sculpture and recent installation and video works—not to mention vintage and contemporary photography. The collection now numbers some 4,500 works, and since 1999, many of those havebeen on view to the public at the Margulies Warehouse in Miami. This volume presents a selection of paintings and sculpture from the collection, some from the Warehouse, but some that have been less frequently exhibited.
Also included here is a conversation between Margulies and Newsweekcritic Peter Plagens, in which Margulies reveals some of the methods and motives for his collecting. In an essay about the works on exhibit at the Margulies Warehouse, Plagens probes a little further, discerning in Margulies a penchant for works that are beautiful as well as those that comment on “the human condition.” The writer and curator Klaus Kertess takes us on a private tour of the paintings and sculpture displayed at Margulies’s residence, elucidating the connections among the old and the new, the classic and the cutting edge.
Commentaries by Margulies and his longtime curator, Katherine Hinds, about why and how certain works were added to the collection give insights into the mind, or perhaps the heart, of a collector.
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The Collection opens November 10th 2010 to April 30th 2011.
Visiting hours are every Wednesday - Saturday from 11:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Extended hours during Art Basel and Art Miami: Tuesday, November 30th through Saturday December 4th 9 am- 4 pm, Sunday December 5th 9 am - 2 pm