Blanton Museum of Art presents Curated Conversation: Sprayed, Splattered, Dripped, Dangled: Looking Back at 1960s-'70s Abstraction

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"Expanding Abstraction: Pushing the Boundaries of Painting in the Americas, 1958-1980" opening reception
Alice Baber (Charleston, Illinois, 1928 – New York City, 1982) Lavender High, 1968 (left, detail), Oil on canvas, 75 1/2 x 75 1/2 inches, Michener Acquisition Fund, Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin.  Photo courtesy of Blanton Museum of Art

With the emergence of art movements in the '60s and '70s like Minimalism, Pop Art conceptual art, and performance art, many critics deemed abstract painting irrelevant or even “dead.” In reality, abstract painters in the United States and Latin America experienced a fruitful period of experimentation and innovation during this time.

Blanton deputy director Carter Foster and Katy Siegel, senior research curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art, will discuss art on canvas in the '60s and '70s featured in the new exhibition, "Expanding Abstraction: Pushing the Boundaries of Painting in the Americas, 1958–1983."

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