Blog / Barkley L. Hendricks, Always Cool

Posted By Wendy Hower

Artist Barkley L. Hendricks at the Nasher Museum. Photo by Duke Photography.We find ourselves slipping into happy little reveries about Barkley L. Hendricks several times a day.
Yesterday, for example, we were thrilled to find Barkley featured in this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast by Tyler Green, timed for the Brooklyn Museum exhibition Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties.
Barkley is a famous American painter with a special relationship to the Nasher Museum. In 2008, we presented a major solo show of Barkley’s work, Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool, organized by Chief Curator Trevor Schoonmaker. The exhibition traveled to Houston, Philadelphia, New York and Santa Monica.  His work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Tate, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Harvard Art Museums.

You can see two of Barkley’s paintings and two photographs in two galleries at the Nasher Museum, right now!

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 Barkley L. Hendricks, Take All the Time You Need (Adrienne Hawkins), 1975.
TOP: Barkley L. Hendricks poses with his 1975 painting Bahsir (Robert Gowens), part of the Nasher Museum’s collection. Oil and acrylic on canvas 83 1/2 x 66 in. (212.1 x 167.6 cm) Museum purchase with additional funds provided by Jack Neely 2007.5.1 Photo by J Caldwell. Photo by Duke Photography.
ABOVE: Barkley L. Hendricks, Take All the Time You Need (Adrienne Hawkins), 1975. Oil on linen canvas; 72 × 72 inches (182.9 × 182.9 cm). Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC. Private collection, L.8.2014.1. © Barkley L. Hendricks. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

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