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An Artist’s Glimpse: Billy Al Bengston

Gain new insight into the exhibition and the history of California art with our series of special guest speakers.

This ‘Artist’s Glimpse’ will feature California Artist Billy Al Bengston. Each artist has a piece in the First Glimpse: Introducing The Buck Collection exhibition on display from Sept. 29, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 13
6-7 p.m.
Location: UCI Winifred Smith Hall (directions). Parking is available for $2 per hour at the Mesa Parking Structure.

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About Billy Al Bengston

Billy Al Bengston is a California artist who, beginning in the late 1950s, combined art with professional motorcycle racing and quickly became a key player in the Ferus Gallery circle.

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About the Exhibition

UCI proudly offers a First Glimpse of The Buck Collection, part of the emerging Institute and Museum for California Art. Acquired by Newport Beach developer and eclectic collector Gerald Buck, the 3,300 artworks by California artists span a broad range of genres and media. This exhibition, held at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, reveals just over fifty works of Abstract Classicism, Expressionism, Assemblage, California Funk, Light and Space, and those defying definition. The exhibition presents California as a crucible of creativity and its artists as pioneering new movements, altering historical courses, and following powerful individual vision.

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