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UBS sponsors multiple exhibitions across the United States
Partners with major museums to present exhibits on Chuck Close, Anselm Kiefer and Sean Scully.
New York, NY, July 11, 2005 - UBS announces plans to sponsor several major art exhibitions across the United States over the next two years. The firm is partnering with leading museums in key markets to present Chuck Close: Self Portraits 1967-2005; Anselm Kiefer: Heaven and Earth, and Sean Scully: Wall of Light, continuing its tradition of supporting the arts in the communities in which it does business.
"These are some of the leading artists of our time and UBS is proud to help bring their important work to audiences across the country. These sponsorships reflect the firm's dedication to investing in cultural expression and making the arts accessible to clients, employees and the general public," said Mark B. Sutton, Chairman and CEO, Americas.
With these sponsorships, UBS also funds educational programming for under-served youth, helping to build audiences for tomorrow. Planned programming includes classroom visits to museums, art education workshops and an exhibition of the children's work.
· Chuck Close: Self-Portraits 1967-2005 opens to the public at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis on July 24 then travels to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (November 19, 2005-February 28, 2006), the High Museum of Art in Atlanta (March 25-June 18, 2006), and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York (July 22-October 22, 2006). The exhibition focuses exclusively on the artist's self-portraits, comprised of more than 80 works that trace the evolution of his process and self-examination from 1967 to the present.
· Anselm Kiefer: Heaven and Earth is the first American survey of the artist's work in more than fifteen years and focuses on Kiefer's career-long meditation on the relationship between heaven and earth. The exhibit opens at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth on September 25, 2005 then travels to Washington DC and San Francisco in 2006-2007.
· Sean Scully: Wall of Light, the first museum exhibition of the artist's "Wall of Light Series" premieres at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. on October 22, 2005. The exhibition will then travel to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (February 12, 2006 - May 28, 2006) and the Cincinnati Art Museum (June 24, 2006 - September 3, 2006).
Additionally, UBS is partnering with the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico to put on an exhibition of selected works from The UBS Art Collection. The Figurative Impulse: Works from The UBS Art Collection, September 24, 2005 - January 8, 2006 focuses on the human figure and includes 54 works by artists including Louise Bourgeois, Chuck Close, Lucian Freud, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Ruff and Sam Taylor-Wood. Another exhibition of works from the Collection will be on view at Fondation Beyeler in Switzerland this fall. The UBS Art Collection, established over the past thirty years, encompasses more than 900 paintings, photographs, works on paper, and sculptures by international artists from the second half of the twentieth century to the present.
For more than a decade UBS has sponsored Art Basel, considered by many to be the world's leading contemporary art show and since 2002, Art Basel Miami Beach, a sister event in the U.S.
In addition to the visual arts, UBS is also a significant supporter of orchestral music globally. In the United States, UBS is the exclusive season sponsor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and other leading orchestras, as well as lead sponsor of the Ravinia Festival in Chicago.
UBS, one of the world's leading financial firms, is the largest wealth manager, a top tier investment banking and securities firm, a key asset manager and the leader in Swiss retail and commercial banking. Headquartered in Zurich and Basel, UBS employs over 68,000 people and has offices in 50 countries. It is a Swiss public company listed on the SWX Swiss Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). In the U.S., UBS is one of the biggest private client businesses with a client base of nearly 2 million private clients and approximately 7500 financial advisors in over 350 offices.
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