Eugene Weekly Arts Editor Alex Cipolle interviews art collector and philanthropist Jordan D. Schnitzer about the latest exhibition to open at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. The exhibition, which opened with a reception on Friday, January 23rd, includes postmodern prints from 40 world-renowned contemporary artists including Kiki Smith, Chuck Close, Damien Hirst, Hung Liu, Roy Lichtenstein, and Kara Walker.
In the article, Cipolle asks Jordan Schnitzer how contemporary art can possibly fulfill us in an age of flickering screens and attention spans. He responds, “The most significant part that can’t be forgotten is artists are always chroniclers of their times. Art is not a ‘nice to have’; it’s a must.”
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