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New Mexico - Robert Oppenheimer's Strange Dream

New Mexico - Robert Oppenheimer's Strange Dream, 1986
Clayton Campbell (American, born 1951)
oil on panel, 48 x 36 in. (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
Gift of Clayton Campbell, 2006
2006.51

Clayton Campbell is a practicing artist whose work bridges studio practice with public organizing and intervention. As an arts organizer, in 1976 he founded ‘The Performing Space’ in Santa Fe, one of the first performance art venues in the Western United States to focus on feminist art practice. He has been with the18th Street Arts Center in Los Angeles, where he is currently Artistic Director, since 1995. Campbell specializes in international cultural exchange and artist residencies, and writes extensively about arts and culture.

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