David Winton Bell Gallery

Past Exhibitions

October 13, 2012 - November 11, 2012

Linda and Louis Tanner '55 met at an opening at the Museum of Modern Art in the fall of1966. Within a few months, they were married. Wedding gifts from artist-friends, including Claes Oldenberg, began what became a central passion of their life together: collecting art.

A consistent presence in the New York arts community from the mid-1960s onwards, Linda was friends with prominent gallerists Andre Emmerich and Leo Castelli, and together, the Tanners developed deep friendships with emerging and established artists of the day, growing much of their collection thr