The John David Mooney Foundation is proud to present a unique collection of works by modern Vietnamese artists. The most diverse and representative of this period exhibited in North America. The pieces featured in this unprecedented exhibit were originally collected during the second half of the 20th century by art collector Bruce Blowitz, and were recently acquired by his close friend, Albert Goodman.
Post-War Vietnamese Art from the Albert I. Goodman Collection showcases some of the most important artists in modern Vietnamese art history. As the first generation to survive a revolution and war, these artists were spectators to a rapidly changing national landscape. Their art reflects a dynamic and important period in Vietnam’s history, revealing the lingering cultural influences of colonialism, patriotism, civil war, and foreign intervention.
Curated by Dr. Nora A Taylor, Alsdorf Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.