California Dreaming

If Jackson Pollock was the darling of abstract expressionism in New York during its heyday in the 1960s and 1970s, then Richard Diebenkorn was the face of the movement in California. Known for his abstract figural works, Diebenkorn began painting abstract geometric works in 1967, and his most popular collection, and one he continued to add to for 20 years, is The Ocean Park Series. The paintings, mostly in aquatic blues and greens, were created in his Santa Monica studio near the Ocean Park neighborhood, and now 75 works from the series are part of Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series at the Modern Museum in Fort Worth. Diebenkorn's daughter, Gretchen Diebenkorn Grant, will discuss her father's works at a special lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, at the Modern, 3200 Darnell St. in Fort Worth. Free tickets are available at the museum's admission desk beginning at 5 p.m., and seating is limited to 250. Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series is on display through January 15, 2012. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The museum is open until 8 p.m. Friday. Admission is $10 for adults, $4 for seniors and students with ID and free for museum members and children under 12. Visit
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Sept. 24. Continues through Jan. 15, 2011


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