Celebrating 60 Years: The Life and Work of Marion Osborn Cunningham

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May 12 2016 - Dec 21 2016

As part of its 60th Year Celebration, BMOA will proudly share the story of Marion Osborn Cunningham (1908-1948) for whom the original gallery, which later became the Bakersfield Museum of Art, was named in 1956. 

A dynamic and inspiring force in the San Francisco art scene during the 1930s and 1940s, Cunningham is known for her silkscreen prints, most notably her colorful reproductions of San Francisco’s famed cable cars. Using photographs, newsprint articles, works from its permanent collection and works loaned by collectors and members of the Walter Osborn family who dedicated the original art gallery in Cunningham’s name, BMOA will highlight the incredible life of this unique and vibrant artist. 

Exhibition overview from the museum website

  • Works on Paper
  • American
  • 20th Century
  • Marion Osborn Cunningham

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