An Ear for Music, an Eye for Art:
Selections from the Ahmet Ertegün Collection
March 11 – April 19, 2015
This exhibition presents modernist works from the Baker Museum’s largest and most significant single collection, amassed by the late Ahmet Ertegün (St. John’s College, A44), the Turkish American musician and business man best known as the founder and president of Atlantic Records.
Oscar Bluemner, Hackensack River, c.1912, Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 1/4 inches, 28 7/8 (h) x 38 3/4 (w) x 2 (d) inches framed
Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 2000.15.011. Museum purchase made possible by William J. and Suzanne V. von Liebig.
Throughout his impressive career, Ertegün built an extraordinary collection of pre-1940 American abstract art that reflects his inimitable approach to assembling subjects and themes. Works by Werner Drewes, John Ferren, Vaclav Vytlacil, Dwinell Grant, Ilya Bolotowsky, Burgoyne Diller and Albert Swinden, among others, will be included.
Organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum.