Night & Day

February 25 - March 3, 1999

March 3
The art collection that David Rockefeller built includes more than 17,000 works of art displayed in hundreds of Chase Manhattan Bank lobbies. But corporate art has a reputation for being really, really bad. Why would anyone go to a museum to see the nondescript, over-framed art you ignore on the way to the ATM? According to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Contemporary Arts Museum, this is different. "No other corporation has been as visionary in its collecting activity as Chase Manhattan," says CAM director Marti Mayo, "emphasizing work that is ... on the edge, rather than safe...." With pieces by everyone from Donald Judd to Jean-Michel Basquiat, "Art at Work: Forty Years of the Chase Manhattan Collection" runs March 3-May 2 at the MFA, 1001 Bissonnet, (713)639-7300, and the CAM, 5216 Montrose, (713)284-8250. Hours: Tues. to Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (to 9 p.m. Thu.) and Sun. from 12:15 to 6 p.m.

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