The Ruth S. Schaffner Collection

Description

Ruth S. Schaffner (1914-1996) was a photojournalist and filmmaker, collector and patron, and art dealer whose galleries in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles introduced many vanguard contemporary artists to southern California, including Robert Therrien, John McCracken, and Larry Bell. Due to Schaffner’s generous gifts of more than one-hundred works of art, the AD&A Museum makes available to its visitors a significant holding of contemporary art with a strong nucleus in works from the mid-1960s and 1970s when Minimalism, Pop, and Conceptual artists effected a rupture in traditional forms. The Schaffner Collection includes works from Judy Chicago, Larry Rivers, Joan Mitchell, and Joseph Beuys. Ruth Schaffner’s gifts exemplify the legacy of support the AD&A Museum has received from the Santa Barbara arts establishment and stand as an example of the community’s vibrant contribution in enriching and enlivening our teaching museum.

Collection Items

ARNESON, Robert
ceramic with partial glaze 

BRENER, Roland
Sculpture With Arch

PIRANESI, Giovanni Battista
Chiese di S. Carlino alle Quattro Fontane

PIRANESI, Giovanni Battista
Piazza del Popolo (from) Vedute di Roma

Artist Unknown
Studies for Ceiling

VAN BLOEMEMDALL, R. J.
Samuel Anointing Saul

CARRACCI, Agostino
Devotional Image

SADELER, Raphael
Saint Patrocolus of Troyes

SWANEVELT, Herman van
Tobias and the Angel

Base Period

Untitled

BORTHWICK, Donald
Rio Grande

BROWN, Laurie
Land Curvature No. 7

DUNLAP, Richard
Anacapa B-Y

Exotic Pig #3: Red River Hog

HASSINGER, Maren
Whirling

JARVAISE, James
Hudson River Series No. 59

LIASHKOV, Peter
Real Estate No. 4

MASON, Alden
Orange Burpee

Portrait of Curt Valentin

RAINER, Arnulf
Untitled

Murder Mystery

RIVERS, Larry
Portrait of Ed Gordon

The Artist Charged by a Wounded Drawing

THURSZ, Frederic
Vermillion Series - Luxe, Calme and Volupte No.2

Cracker Jacks Box Design

Coffee Rings

BEUYS, Joseph
We Can't Do It Without Roses

Done With Mirrors, 1978

BECHTOLD, Erwin
Untitled

DUNLAP, Marge
Untitled

[Untitled]

TANNER, Joan
A Fixed Braid

SNYDER, Joan
Untitled

ISTRATI, Alexandre
Los Angeles, 1973

ISTRATI, Alexandre
Los Angeles, 1975

Passoir Double

RAINER, Arnulf
Nerven Kampf / 12 Face Farce Photos

RAINER, Arnulf
Nerven Kampf / 12 Face Farce Photos

RAINER, Arnulf
Nerven Kampf / 12 Face Farce Photos

RAINER, Arnulf
Nerven Kampf / 12 Face Farce Photos

RAINER, Arnulf
Nerven Kampf / 12 Face Farce Photos

RAINER, Arnulf
Nerven Kampf / 12 Face Farce Photos

RAINER, Arnulf
Nerven Kampf / 12 Face Farce Photos

RAINER, Arnulf
Nerven Kampf / 12 Face Farce Photos

RAINER, Arnulf
Nerven Kampf / 12 Face Farce Photos

RAINER, Arnulf
Nerven Kampf / 12 Face Farce Photos

RAINER, Arnulf
Nerven Kampf / 12 Face Farce Photos

RAINER, Arnulf
Nerven Kampf / 12 Face Farce Photos

RAINER, Arnulf
Nerven Kampf / 12 Face Farce Photos

ALEXANDER, Clytie
Wattle Tin

ARNESON, Robert
Bricks for Ruth Schaffner

BELL, Larry
Elbkin 22

Hector Vex XXXIV

Floating Field VI

Brick Through the Window from You are Going on a Trip

GARABEDIAN, Charles
Wooden Temple

HERMS, George
The Artist's Maturation

[Untitled]

Untitled

MEADMORE, Clement
Criss Cross

MEADMORE, Clement
Sister Kate

MELCHERT, James
Don't Call Me, I'll Call U

MOMPO, Manuel H.
El Sol Rompe Mi Sombra

Gente Hablando en la Calle

ROTHROCK, Jim
Flatware Place Setting

ROTHROCK, Jim
Inverse Mug

Untitled

Small Circle

STICH, Rick
Flower Chair

STICH, Rick
Fountain

Princess Pissing

TANNER, Joan
Red Coil

WEEGEE (Arthur Felig)
Self-Portrait Behind Bars

WUDL, Tom
Untitled

PARSONS, Betty
Shadow of Greece

CHICAGO, Judy
View from the Woman Tree in the Beginning

Study for Tablit

Red Man, Yellow Sky

Interior Elevation/Study with Beams #2

TANNER, Joan
#2 Green Cord

BEAR, Donald
For Charles

New York

KOHN, Gabriel
Untitled

MCCRACKEN, John
Dhena-Solu

THERRIEN, Robert
Untitled

Shadow of Greece

Flatware Place Setting
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