Presenting rotating exhibitions and viewable storage of the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, The Bunker Artspace in West Palm Beach showcases a wide range of contemporary art by both well-known and emerging artists, displayed alongside iconic pieces of furniture and other curiosities.
From a significant amount of work in the Collection, DeWoody and co-curators, Laura Dvorkin and Maynard Monrow have assembled a selection that includes works by leading contemporary artists, while always pushing beyond “the greatest hits” to deliver a more complete view of contemporary art today. Each year, DeWoody invites a guest curator to present their take on the Collection. This year, Thelma Golden and Anne Pasternak have taken on this role. Golden currently serves on the Committee for the Preservation of the White House and on the Board of Directors of the Obama Foundation. Pasternak is currently the Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Brooklyn Museum.
The Bunker Artspace in West Palm Beach officially opened its doors for the season on Saturday, December 3, 2022; you can schedule a visit through their website.
Built in the 1920s as a toy factory and utilized as a munitions armory during World War II, the Art Deco building now provides the perfect stage to show a considerable amount of work outside of what is possible in DeWoody’s domestic spaces, and to a wider audience by invitation and through scheduled private tours. Through DeWoody’s passion, vision, and continuing support of emerging artists and galleries, she has redeﬁned the boundaries of collecting. By championing emerging, and at times, overlooked artists, especially in the early stages of their careers, she has amassed a truly unique collection.