The NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale has announced a gift of one hundred works of contemporary art from the collection of board chair David Horvitz and his wife, board member and artist Francie Bishop Good.
The gift comprises pieces dating from 1978 to 2013, with an emphasis on multicultural and women artists. Later this month, about seventy of the works will be on exhibit at the museum, including Cindy Sherman's Untitled Film Still #19, two early silhouette collages by Kara Walker, a painting by Mickalene Thomas, neon work by Tracey Emin, digital animation by Jennifer Steinkamp, a wall relief by Teresita Fernandez, and woven trompe l'oeil sculpture by Frances Trombly.
Board members since 2007, Horvitz and Good previously made challenge gifts of $1.5 million (2013) and $1 million (2015) to the museum through the David & Francie Horvitz Family Foundation. Their latest gift will count toward a $250 million campaign for Nova Southeastern University, of which the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is a part.
"Francie and David are shining models for the community and passionate and knowledgeable collectors who have again demonstrated their generosity and commitment to the museum and our mission," said museum director and chief curator Bonnie Clearwater. "They have played an exemplary role in supporting artists by purchasing art early in their careers, exhibiting their work at their alternative space, Girls' Club in Fort Lauderdale and supporting exhibitions and programs in art institutions throughout the region."