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Agnes Martin: The New York–Taos Connection (1947–1957)

Saturday, January 26–Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mildred Tolbert's Untitled (Agnes Martin in Her Studio), ca. 1955. Collection of The Harwood Museum of Art, Courtesy Mildred Tolbert Archives.

On View in the 1905 Albright Building

The meditative paintings, drawings, and writings of Agnes Martin (American, born Canada, 1912–2004) have influenced generations of artists interested in abstraction. Although she began making art in New York in the early 1940s while studying at Columbia University, she chose to live and work in the Taos, New Mexico, area for much of her life. This exhibition features rarely seen paintings and drawings created by Martin in Taos from 1947, the year of her first exhibition, to 1957, the year she returned to New York, where she would continue to hone her ideas about abstraction as a working method.

This exhibition is organized by Jina Brenneman, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, New Mexico. The exhibition tour is made possible through the generous support of Lanny and Sharon Martin.

Gallery admission is required to view this special exhibition on M&T FIRST FRIDAYS @ THE GALLERY


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