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Lynda Benglis and Robert Mapplethorpe in
A Walk on the Wild Side

2 December 2023—7 July 2024
MOCA Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL, USA

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Comprised of nearly 700 objects in all media, The Norman Fisher Collection is one of MOCA's most significant holdings. It was donated to the museum in 1979 by the family of Jacksonville native Norman E. Fisher, who became immersed in the New York cultural scene in the 1970s, befriending many of the luminaries of the time.

The collection offers an expansive view of late-20th-century American culture; a moment of radical creative experimentation across the visual, literary, and performing arts. It was a time when artists broke down the barriers between different art forms, and collaborated with each other in newfound and innovative ways. A Walk on the Wild Side: ‘70s New York in the Norman E. Fisher Collection traces this exciting time through works in the collection, complemented with loans of sculpture, video and installations, by such seminal figures as Lynda Benglis, Tina Girouard, Philip Glass, Joan Jonas, Joseph Kosuth, Richard “Dickie” Landry, Gordon Matta-Clark, Robert Mapplethorpe, Richard Nonas, Richard Serra, Andy Warhol, Lawrence Wiener, and Robert Wilson, among many others.