Picasso ceramics, a stunning 15th century Renaissance work and more now showing at SAM

Picasso ceramics, a stunning 15th century Renaissance work and much more are now showing at the Shepparton Art Museum as part of The ARNDT Collection: From One World to Another.

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is delighted to welcome audiences to new major exhibition The ARNDT Collection: From One World to Another, now showing exclusively at SAM for the summer. Visitors are invited to join international art collector Matthias Arndt on a free guided tour of the exhibition this Friday 17 November at 2pm.

The ARNDT Collection: From One World to Another is curated from the private collection of Matthias Arndt and Tiffany Wood.  The exhibition features over forty significant artworks spanning painting, film, sculpture, ceramics, photography, works on paper, and furniture design. From One World to Another explores Arndt and Wood’s passion for collecting, weaving together personal narratives that collectively resound with the ARNDT Collection philosophy: that art inspires new ways of experiencing the world.

In exploring the exhibition, visitors will discover one of the oldest works in the collection – a Renaissance-era religious panel from the 15th century by Florentine artist Lippo d’Andrea. Cycling forward through the centuries, visitors can experience a celebration of Black womanhood with South African artist Zandile Tshabalala’s bold, arresting painting Paradise IIIII. Downstairs, a trove of ceramics from Spanish artist Pablo Picasso can be found on display in the museum’s Level 1 showcase.

Melinda Martin, SAM CEO, says of the exhibition:

“SAM is thrilled to present this rare glimpse into Matthias and Tiffany’s private collection. This exhibition is an exciting moment for SAM and features the work of leading artists that can often only be seen in major European galleries. The selection from the ARNDT Collection that we have displayed includes works from artists that many will know, such as Picasso, Sophie Calle, and Gilbert & George, along with contemporary artists that many may be encountering for the first time.”

To hear the story behind the exhibition directly from the collector, join Matthias Arndt for a free guided tour at SAM on 17 November at 2PM. The tour will provide attendees with an opportunity to gain a deeper, more personal understanding of the growth of the ARNDT Collection and the passion of the collectors that have built it. Bookings for the tour can be made via Humanitix: https://events.humanitix.com/arndt-collection-or-from-one-world-to-another-exhibition-opening-lunch-with-matthias-arndt

The ARNDT Collection: From One World to Another will be showing at Shepparton Art Museum from 11 November 2023 until 10 March 2024. Entry to this exhibition, and all exhibitions at SAM, is free.

Further programs and special events will be announced throughout the duration of the show.

Image: The ARNDT Collection: From One World to Another, installation view, Shepparton Art Museum, 2023.

Photo: Leon Schoots.