Edward Biberman, Abbot Kinney and the Story of Venice

Art of the Americas Building, Level 3
May 18, 2014–November 16, 2014

Initially created in 

1941 for the Post Office in Venice, California, under the auspices of the Treasury Department’s Section of 

Fine Arts, Edward Biberman's mural Abbot Kinney and the Story of Venice has been recently restored. The monumental painting depicts city founder Abbot Kinney’s grand vision for Venice as a 

West-coast cultural mecca. The exhibition includes  other works of art from the museum’s collection, as well as historical photographs and ephemera that trace the 

rich and colorful history of Venice and Biberman’s lasting influence, still apparent in murals throughout Venice 


This exhibition is included in General Admission.
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Image: Edward Biberman, Abbot Kinney and the Story of Venice, oil on canvas mounted on aluminum, 77 3/4 x 189 5/8 in. (197.5 x 481.7 cm), lent by the United States Postal Service®. Recent conservation provided by Joel Silver. Photo: Anthony Peres © 2014.

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