Conversations in Painting, Early 20th Century to Post-War American Art

On display Oct 29, 2016 - Apr 30, 2017

Agnes Pelton, Awakening (Memory of Father), 1943, oil on canvas.
Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Museum purchase, 2005 (2005.27.1) Photo by Blair Clark 

An exhibition centered around painting movements in 20th Century America, beginning with Robert Henri , Portrait of Dieguito Roybal, San Ildefonso Pueblo and ending with Agnes Martin, Untitled #6. Between those two benchmarks we explore the evolution of abstraction, federal support for art and artists during the Depression Era, the Transcendental Painting Group, Abstract Expressionism, Hard Edge Painting and Minimalism through paintings from the New Mexico Museum of Art collection. Juxtaposition is used to promote a dialogue both within and between these painting movements to encourage a more individual and intuitive appreciation of the individual paintings by the viewer.

Artists included will be Robert Henri, John Sloan, Gene Kloss, Florence Pierce, Raymond Jonson, Frederick Hammersley, Agnes Martin, Han Hoffman and Mala Breuer.

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