Surprise: New Acquisitions

January 22 - February 9, 2018

M. C. Escher, Day and Night, woodcut, donated by Dr. Stephen Turner

M. C. Escher, Day and Night, woodcut, donated by Dr. Stephen Turner

The Turner has added exciting new works to its holdings, through generous donations as well as purchases. This exhibition offers a chance to become familiar with the most recent additions to the Turner collection.

Generously sponsored by Judy and Joe Chiapella

  • Exhibition Talk: Thursday, January 25, 5:30 PM, Zingg Recital Hall, Reception to follow at The Turner
  • Walk & Talk: Tuesday, February 1, 5:00 PM, The Gallery
  • Special Event: a talk by William Breazeale, Curator of the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, Thursday, February 8, 5:30 PM, Zingg Recital Hall, Reception to follow at The Turner
William Breazeale

Trained at the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, William Breazeale is the organizer of many exhibitions including The Language of the Nude: Four Centuries of Drawing the Human Body, A Pioneering Collection: Master Drawings from the Crocker Art Museum, and the recent Reuniting the Masters: European Drawings from West Coast Collections. With a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and a dissertation on Italian sketchbooks, he is the author of articles for Master Drawings including "Old Masters in Old California: the Origins of the Drawings Collection at the Crocker Art Museum," "Nature and a new drawing by Otto Marseus van Schrieck," and "Two Small Heads by Giulio Romano in the collection of the Crocker Art Museum." In addition to coordinating major exhibition catalogues, he has organized exhibitions on Italian paintings and European and American prints for the Crocker, as well as serving as coordinating curator for many loan exhibitions hosted at the Museum, The Age of Albrecht Dürer: German Drawings from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris.