Events & Programs
Curator Talk: From Drip Paintings to Brillo Boxes
Art - Lecture/Discussion
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Nancy Burns (Assistant Curator, Prints, Drawings, and Photography) will lead this exploration of the transition from pure color fields and aggressive gestural strokes of abstract painting in the 40s toward the absorption of popular culture and mainstream media as the source of fine art production in the 50s and 60s. In a single generation, artists who favored the elevation of a personal and spiritual connection made a radical shift to incorporating comic books, newspaper clippings and Hollywood actresses as the subjects of their work. She will discuss Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Richard Hamilton and Andy Warhol.
Photo by Louie Despres.
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Suggested Audiences:Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School
Last Modified: May 14, 2013 at 8:31 AM