The Bunker opened in December 2017 as a private art space in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Presenting rotating exhibitions and viewable storage of the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, The Bunker showcases a wide range of contemporary art by both well-known and emerging artists, displayed alongside iconic pieces of furniture and other curiosities. Themed rooms include Atypical and Early Works by renowned artists, Hungarian Abstraction: 1960-1980, and Silver.
From the 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 dispersed throughout the 20,000 square foot space. For the 2018-2019 Installation, the Collection had the privilege to work with Guest Curators, artist E.V. Day and White Cube's New York Artistic Director, Eric Shiner.
Simon Watson will be the 2019-2020 Guest Curator.
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 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. The Collection is grateful for the opportunity to share these treasures and push beyond “the greatest hits” to show a more complete view of contemporary art today.
Beth Rudin DeWoody, art collector and curator, resides between Los Angeles, New York City, and West Palm Beach. She is President of The Rudin Family Foundations and Executive Vice President of Rudin Management. Her Board affiliations include the Whitney Museum of American Art, Hammer Museum, The New School, The Glass House, Empowers Africa, New Yorkers for Children, and The New York City Police Foundation. She is an Honorary Trustee at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and on the Photography Steering Committee at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach.
DeWoody has curated numerous exhibitions, and the Collection has been the subject of exhibitions featured at the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach; Parrish Museum, Southampton; and the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, among other institutions.