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Art Exhibitions

The Exhibition Program was established to support the creation of new work and to give greater exposure to contemporary artists. In 1981 J. Patrick Lannan, Sr. founded the Lannan Museum in Lake Worth, Florida. Housed in a renovated Art Deco movie theatre, the museum building was designed to provide an environment for the presentation of selections from the collection as well as temporary exhibitions. Artists presented at the Lannan Museum included Greg Colson, Kathy Muehlemann, Ed Ruscha, and James Turrell.

After the foundation relocated to Los Angeles in July 1990, new galleries were inaugurated with presentations of paintings by German artist Gerhard Richter and a monumental sculpture, The Tables, by New York-based artist Tom Otterness. Subsequent exhibitions included work by artists Siah Armajani, Chris Burden, Chuck Close, Lynn Davis, Robert Frank, Gary Simmons, and Bill Viola among a number of thematic group presentations.

Since 1997, when the Foundation’s offices were relocated from Los Angeles to Santa Fe, New Mexico, more than 20 exhibitions have been presented at the Lannan Gallery, including works by Guy Tillim, Uta Barth, James Turrell, Morris Louis, and Jean-Luc Mylayne, among others. Between two to three exhibitions are presented to the public each year. These exhibitions feature both historic and newly acquired artworks from the Lannan Collection and vary between solo and thematic group selections.

Exhibitions

Something Fierce
Something Fierce

2017

UCROSS: A Portrait in Place
UCROSS: A Portrait in Place

2016

(INFRA) STRUCTURE: complex, below and further on
(INFRA) STRUCTURE: complex, below and further on

2016

A Visit with Old Friends: Selections from the Lannan Collection
A Visit with Old Friends: Selections from the Lannan Collection

2016

James Drake: Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash) Chapters 4, 6, 8
James Drake: Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash) Chapters 4, 6, 8

2015

Thomas Joshua Cooper: Carry Me
Thomas Joshua Cooper: Carry Me

2015

DESERT SERENADE: Drones, Fences, Cacti, Test Sites, Craters and Serapes
DESERT SERENADE: Drones, Fences, Cacti, Test Sites, Craters and Serapes

2014

AGAIN: Repetition, Obsession and Meditation
AGAIN: Repetition, Obsession and Meditation

2013

The Faces of Lannan: Celebrating 15 Years of Lannan Events in Santa Fe
The Faces of Lannan: Celebrating 15 Years of Lannan Events in Santa Fe

2012

Transparent: Peter Alexander. Subhankar Banerjee. Uta Barth. Thomas Joshua Cooper. et al
Transparent: Peter Alexander. Subhankar Banerjee. Uta Barth. Thomas Joshua Cooper. et al

2012

Guy Tillim: Avenue Patrice Lumumba Exhibit
Guy Tillim: Avenue Patrice Lumumba Exhibit

2011

Jean-Luc Mylayne: To Go Very Softly
Jean-Luc Mylayne: To Go Very Softly

2010

OVERLAND: Photographs by Victoria Sambunaris
OVERLAND: Photographs by Victoria Sambunaris

2009

Kōan Boxes: Paintings by Lawrence Fodor
Kōan Boxes: Paintings by Lawrence Fodor

2009

Selections from True: Photographs by Thomas Joshua Cooper
Selections from True: Photographs by Thomas Joshua Cooper

2009

480 Plates: Installation by Michael P. Berman
480 Plates: Installation by Michael P. Berman

2008

3 Columns: Graphite Sculpture by Susan York
3 Columns: Graphite Sculpture by Susan York

2008

Luis González Palma: La Mirada Critica
Luis González Palma: La Mirada Critica

2007

Katrina Photographs by Chris Jordan
Katrina Photographs by Chris Jordan

2006

Paintings by Rackstraw Downes
Paintings by Rackstraw Downes

2005

Jean-Luc Mylayne: Photographs
Jean-Luc Mylayne: Photographs

2004

Victoria Sambunaris: 15 Photographs
Victoria Sambunaris: 15 Photographs

2003

Uta Barth: nowhere near
Uta Barth: nowhere near

2000

Mark Sheinkman
Mark Sheinkman

2000

Bruce Nauman: South America Circle
Bruce Nauman: South America Circle

1999

Doug Aitken: Diamond Sea
Doug Aitken: Diamond Sea

1999

Kate Shepherd
Kate Shepherd

1999

Bill Viola: Stations
Bill Viola: Stations

1996

Robert Frank: Moving Out
Robert Frank: Moving Out

1996

Chuck Close: Alex Reduction Block and Gary Simmons: Erasure Drawings
Chuck Close: Alex Reduction Block and Gary Simmons: Erasure Drawings

1995

Floored: Sculpture from the Lannan Foundation Collection
Floored: Sculpture from the Lannan Foundation Collection

1995

Facts and Figures: Selections from the Lannan Foundation Collection
Facts and Figures: Selections from the Lannan Foundation Collection

1994

Miroslaw Balka: 37.1
Miroslaw Balka: 37.1

1994

Percept /Image/ Object: Selections from the Lannan Foundation Collection
Percept /Image/ Object: Selections from the Lannan Foundation Collection

1994

Tables: Selections from the Lannan Foundation Collection
Tables: Selections from the Lannan Foundation Collection

1993

Photography in Contemporary German Art: 1960 to the Present, Part II
Photography in Contemporary German Art: 1960 to the Present, Part II

1993

Photography in Contemporary German Art: 1960 to the Present, Part I
Photography in Contemporary German Art: 1960 to the Present, Part I

1993

Images: Selections from the Lannan Foundation Collection
Images: Selections from the Lannan Foundation Collection

1993

Lynn Davis: Egypt and Chris Burden: The Other Vietnam Memorial / The Big Wheel
Lynn Davis: Egypt and Chris Burden: The Other Vietnam Memorial / The Big Wheel

1992

Siah Armajani: The Poetry Garden and Recent Works
Siah Armajani: The Poetry Garden and Recent Works

1992

Abstraction: Selections from the Lannan Foundation Collection
Abstraction: Selections from the Lannan Foundation Collection

1991

Nicolas Africano: Innocence and Experience
Nicolas Africano: Innocence and Experience

1991

Tom Otterness: The Tables
Tom Otterness: The Tables

1990

Gerhard Richter: 18 Oktober 1977 and Recent Abstractions
Gerhard Richter: 18 Oktober 1977 and Recent Abstractions

1990

Abstraction Since 1944: Selections from the Lannan Foundation Collection
Abstraction Since 1944: Selections from the Lannan Foundation Collection

1989

Morris Louis: Veil Paintings, 1954
Morris Louis: Veil Paintings, 1954

1954