Project Description

From May 21 – October 11, 2011, Berkshire Museum threw the doors open wide on the private collection of Jane and Jay Braus, providing the public the chance to experience over twenty-five works hand-chosen by the couple. It included work by artists including Sam Francis, Nancy Graves, Red Grooms, David Hockney, Alex Katz, Sol LeWitt, and Graham Nickson.

The Brauses assembled this collection of contemporary and modern art for the pure joy of experiencing the fulfillment of “living with” great art. The bold influence running through their collection is the desire to sample interesting works in a variety of styles; this instinct has led them to assemble a lively, diverse collection which features many innovative artists.