Oswaldo Vigas

Green animal with mouth open wide revealing sharp teeth and patterns of geometric color surrounding it, similar to netting.

Oswaldo Vigas, “The Net,” 1952, oil on canvas. Courtesy of the Oswaldo Vigas Foundation

Adults: $12.00
Seniors: (ages 65+) $10.00
Students (with ID): Free
Children: Free
Members: Free

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Wed - Fri - Sat - Sun: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thu: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Mon - Tue: Closed


This exhibition will span the career of Venezuelan artist Oswaldo Vigas (b. 1926 Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela; d. 2014 Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela), curated by his son, the filmmaker Lorenzo Vigas.  Thus it will be a very personal tribute to this artist, who studied medicine and received a degree in 1951.  While at university, he took several art classes and, in 1952, received the National Visual Arts Award and had a significant solo exhibition in Caracas.  This prize granted him a plane ticket to Paris, where he relocated in 1952.  In Paris, he discovered Pablo Picasso and Cubism, creating a new framework that became his signature style.

 This exhibition will be on view in the Museum's Focus Gallery; all works are on loan from the Fundación Oswaldo Vigas.


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This exhibition has been made possible by the Museum's Leadership Donors.