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Howard and Roberta Ahmanson visit Olafur Eliasson’s “Room for one colour (1997)” at the National Gallery in London. The immersive installation is the final work in the exhibition “Monochrome: Painting in Black and White” curated by Jennifer Slivka and sponsored by the Ahmansons. The exhibition spans seven centuries and includes 50 works by artists who have—in most cases—deliberately turned to monochrome in their art, whether it me black and white paintings, grisaille drawings, yellow and black stained glass, or a room filled with yellow light.

One of the attributes of God himself is Beauty.  Not something sentimental or a means of setting standards to exclude work that doesn’t fit our social or intellectual paradigms, but rather that experience we enjoy when a work of art or the way the light hits the water gives us a deeper and rewarding, even if painful, glimpse into the nature of reality and of our lives. Beyond that, the Bible teaches that human beings are made in the image of God. That means, first off, that we are beautiful. It also means that, as God created the universe in all its glory, we, too, are creators. So, art works are tangible expressions of God’s work in us and in the world. And, we are part of the wonder of it all. Collections bear witness to the Beauty and the extravagance of the universe and the God who created it.

  • A-Z Cover Series: Subjective Composition (Rust and Gold Geometric)

    A-Z Cover Series: Subjective Composition (Rust and Gold Geometric)

    Andrea Zittel

    Textile

    2012

    AMERICAN

  • Under Heaven

    Under Heaven

    Xu Zhen

    Oil on aluminum plate

    2014

    CHINESE

  • Ongoing Poem for A Thousand Years

    Ongoing Poem for A Thousand Years

    Jian-Jun Zhang

    Chinese ink, oil paint on rice paper

    2010

    CHINESE

  • Mirage Garden #5

    Mirage Garden #5

    Jian-Jun Zhang

    Silicone rubber

    2015

    CHINESE

  • Three Trees

    Three Trees

    Wu Yiming

    Ink and watercolor on paper

    2015

    CHINESE

  • St. Nicholas of Myra

    St. Nicholas of Myra

    Kehinde Wiley

    Oil on Canvas

    2015

    AMERICAN

  • Triptych

    Triptych

    Keith Vaughn

    Ink and gouache

    1949

    BRITISH

  • Portrait of a Venetian Nobleman

    Portrait of a Venetian Nobleman

    Jacobo Robusti Tintoretto

    Oil on canvas

    1500

    ITALIAN

  • Genesis. Archeozoic

    Genesis. Archeozoic

    Joe Tilson

    Oil on canvas with sacking, laid on board

    1958

    BRITISH

  • Flag for the New Garden Serenity House Lot

    Flag for the New Garden Serenity House Lot

    Ash Thayer

    Photograph, Archival Pigment, Print Ed. 1/7

    1996

    AMERICAN

  • Oven Kurt’s Room, Fifth Street Squat

    Ash Thayer

    Photograph, Archival Pigment, Print Ed. 1/7

    1996

    AMERICAN

  • Kurt on Fire Escape Fifth Street Squat

    Kurt on Fire Escape Fifth Street Squat

    Ash Thayer

    Photograph, Archival Pigment, Print Ed. 1/7

    1995

    AMERICAN

  • Jill, Sunset, Fire Escape Fifth Street Squat

    Jill, Sunset, Fire Escape Fifth Street Squat

    Ash Thayer

    Photograph, Archival Pigment, Print Ed. 1/7

    1995

    AMERICAN

  • Fly Building Walls, Seventh Street Squat

    Fly Building Walls, Seventh Street Squat

    Ash Thayer

    Photograph, Archival Pigment, Print Ed. 1/7

    1994

    AMERICAN

  • Carrie Taking a Break from Working on the Window Fifth Street Squat

    Carrie Taking a Break from Working on the Window Fifth Street Squat

    Ash Thayer

    Photograph, Archival Pigment, Print Ed. 1/7

    1995

    AMERICAN

  • Street Rally and Protest Against Thirteenth Street Squat

    Street Rally and Protest Against Thirteenth Street Squat

    Ash Thayer

    Photograph, Archival Pigment, Print Ed. 1/7

    1996

    AMERICAN

  • Osaka

    Osaka

    LIno Tagliapietra

    Glass

    2015

    ITALIAN

  • Calle De Bei Pensieri

    Calle De Bei Pensieri

    LIno Tagliapietra

    Glass

    2015

    ITALIAN

  • Head of Christ

    Head of Christ

    Graham Sutherland

    Lithograph with pastel accents (1 of 12)

    1964

    BRITISH

  • Crucifixion

    Crucifixion

    Graham Sutherland

    Pastel and gouache over a printed base

    1964

    BRITISH