Two Sides of the Modern: Maverix ReMix [Gallery 360 & 361]

L: Walt Kuhn
Angna Enters, 1924
Oil on canvas
Courtesy Curtis Galleries, Minneapolis, MN

R: Yinka Shonibare
Dressing Down, 1997
Wax printed cotton textile, crinoline
Collection of Gordon Locksley and George T. Shea

This ReMix features works from two major collectors of modern art: Myron Kunin, whose Regis Collection comprises many of the most important holdings of early 20th-century American art in private hands; and Gordon Locksley, whose famous Locksley Shea Gallery in the 1960s and ’70s introduced Minneapolis to some of the most adventurous—and now best known—artists of our times.

Known for their strong personal identities, Kunin and Locksley also share an abiding passion for modern art. They have generously shared some of their favorite works with the museum, allowing us to “remix” their collections. Pairings from these two outstanding collections provide a unique view of the evolution of art over the last century, and address some of its most enduring themes.

Interloper – or Illuminator? You Tell Us.

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Tempera on masonite

Wax printed cotton textile, crinoline

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