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Artists from the Art Collection of Robert Duncan and Jess

  • Pauline Kael - Jess Murals House 2419 Oregon Street Berkeley, CA, 94705 United States (map)

You and your friends are invited to a special exhibition: 

Artists from the Art Collection of Robert Duncan and Jess

at

The Pauline Kael - Jess Murals House

2419 Oregon Street

Berkeley, CA 94705

Opening Reception: 

Saturday, May 13, 4:00 - 7:00pm 

Films: 

Friday, May 19, 7:00 - 8:30pm, there will be a screening of a portion of Jess's 12-hour collage film Peekaboo Flicks, along with a short documentary on Robert Duncan and Jess's San Francisco home. 

This exhibit brings together rarely seen works by artists whom the poet Robert Duncan and the artist Jess encouraged and collected for over thirty-five years. The works are being lent by the Jess Collins Trust and a number of Bay Area collectors. 

The Pauline Kael House, where the distinguished film critic lived and worked from 1955 to 1963, features a remarkable series of murals and tableaux by Jess (1923 - 2004), which will be available for viewing during the exhibition. 

A one-time $25 donation is asked for preserving and restoring several of the murals.

Artists Included: 

Paul Alexander, Ronald Bladen, Brock Brockway, Lyn Brockway, Robert Duncan, Ernie Edwards, Norris Embry, Landis Everson, Tom Field, Madeline Gleason, George Herms, Fran Herndon, Harry Jacobus, Gina James, Jess, Lawrence Jordan, William McNeill, Claire Mahl, William Brodecky Moore, Nata Piaskowski, Philip Roeber

Exhibit Hours: 

Saturday, May 13 - Sunday May 14, 1:00 - 4:00pm

Friday, May 19 - Sunday May 21, 1:00 - 4:00pm

Directions: 

The Pauline Kael - Jess Murals House is two blocks north of Ashby and one half-block east of Telegraph, Berkeley. 

R.S.V.P. & Further Information

karinmcphail@sbcglobal.net or 510.848.4609

Sponsored by the Committee to Preserve the Kael/Basart House and Jess Murals, a non-profit 501(c)3, and Reuben Gibson of 2419 Oregon St. 

This spring event is dedicated to Harry Jacobus in his ninetieth year and to the memory of Pauline, Robert, & Jess. 

We look forward to seeing you!