In Black and White

In Black and White: Drawings by Abraham Rattner

On view through August 2015 • Rattner Galleries


In 2012, for the 10th anniversary of the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, the museum’s eight permanent exhibition galleries were taken down and reinstalled to correspond to a new mission in support of 20th and 21st century art. New gallery spaces were dedicated to art created in Florida, fine art crafts and works on paper to better reflect the growth of the permanent collection and the acquisition of art from the former Gulf Coast Museum of Art.

Many people lamented the loss of the more extensive presentation of Abraham Rattner, Esther Gentle and Allen Leepa’s life work. Now, many of the original texts, themes and historical perspectives have been reinstalled and updated in the galleries. This reinstallation emphasizes the works of Abraham Rattner against the historical events of the 20th century while also including a special exhibition that focuses on the large holdings of drawings by Rattner. In Black and White: Drawings by Abraham Rattner presents more than 40 drawings, sketches and studies that document Rattner’s artistic and humanist themes. Many of these drawings have never been shown before and demonstrate Rattner’s extraordinary talents as a draftsman.

Curator: R. Lynn Whitelaw